This week's cover star

Kieran Sheedy of Conor O'Brien Agri, Kilworth, spreading slurry for Derek Noonan, Castletownroche, Co Cork. The slurry spreading window opened in Cork, with farmers eager to get slurry out where conditions are suitable.

Kieran Sheedy of Conor O'Brien Agri setting up the pipes for a new field while spreading slurry for Derek Noonan, Castletownroche, Co Cork. \ Donal O' Leary

Kieran Sheedy. \ Donal O' Leary

This week's My Farming Week

From calving cows, lambing ewes and riding out horses, Mary Kate Doyle has her hands full at home on the farm in Rathnure, Co Wexford.

Mary Kate Doyle with her dad Richard on the farm at Monamolin, Rathnure, Co Wexford. \ Patrick Browne

Mary Kate Doyle. \ Patrick Browne

Animal Health Ireland CalfCare event in Co Cork

A general view of the large crowd that attended the AHI Calf Care event that was held on the farm of Aidan and Mary Reardon, Ballinaboy, Ballinhassig, Co Cork. \ Donal O' Leary

Charles Chavasse, AHI. \ Donal O' Leary

Tommy Mawe, Martin O' Leary and Paddy Mawe, Innishannon, Co Cork. \ Donal O' Leary

Host farmer Aidan Reardon. \ Donal O' Leary

Noel Murphy with his sons Cathal and Micheál. \ Donal O' Leary

Aidan, Mary, Rachel and Conor Reardon are pictured with Donal Corkery, Dairygold, Michelle McGrath, AHI, Orla Quigley, Teagasc and Stuart Childs, Teagasc after hosting the AHI Calf Care event on their farm at Ballinaboy, Ballinhassig, Co Cork. \ Donal O' Leary

A round-up of some of the rest of the pictures from around the country

Katie Kehoe, Clongeen, Foulksmills, Co Wexford, on her Fiat DT 45-66 competes in the farmette class at the Blackwater Ploughing Match on the lands of The Buttle Family, Knocknasillogue, Blackwater, Co Wexford. \ Finbarr Healy

Richard McIroy from Katesbridge, Co Down, with his grandfather Paul McConnell and uncle Sam McConnell from Annalong, Co Down, at Downpatrick Co-Op Mart's sheep sale at the weekend. \ Houston Green

Darren McKinty and son Joel (8) from Templepatrick, Co Antrim, at Ballymena Mart's breeding sheep sale, with entries from Simon Loughery, Limavady, Co Derry, on Monday. \ Houston Green

Ken and George Williamson, Duncormick, Co Wexford, baling straw. \ Jer O'Mahony

Martin Maguire organises sheep for scanning by sheep scanner John Guinan in Lacken, Co Wicklow.

CAFRE's Emma Neville chats to Alan Currie from Ballyclare, Paul McKinty from Ballyclare, and Harold Johnston from Glenarm, at the College Agriculture Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) Slurry Management Open Days, at Greenmount Campus in Co Antrim. \ Houston Green