Checking on ewes in Co Cork

Donal O' Sullivan feeding some of his ewes and lambs at Rossmacowen, Boher Waterfall, Castletownbere, Co Cork. \ Donal O' Leary

Preparing soil for 20 acres of cabbage in Co Down

Andrew Herron and his son John preparing for 20 acres of cabbage on their farm outside Comber, Co Down. \ Houston Green

Andrew and John work 350 acres of mixed veg for the local supermarket trade. \ Houston Green

My Farming Week: Ellen Vaughan, Castletown, Navan, Co Meath

The Teagasc/FBD student of the year, Ellen Vaughan, works full-time as a teacher and part-time as a dairy farmer in Castletown, Co Meath. \ Philip Doyle

Ellen and her father Michael. \ Philip Doyle

Newford suckler demonstration farm open day 2023 will take place Tuesday 23 May

Newford Farm manager Stephen Frend and Donall Fahy, pictured putting final preparations in place on the route farmers will take at next week's open day. \ Hany Marzouk

Discussions at Newford Farm open day 2023 will focus on the physical and financial performance of the 100-cow suckler-to-beef herd, breeding and genetics, grassland management and farm sustainability. \ Hany Marzouk

Farm manager Stephen Frend. \ Hany Marzouk

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

Denis O'Brien and Ger Reddan harvesting red clover silage for Daniel and Albert Purcell jnr of Castleview Organic Farm at Nenagh, Co Tipperary. \ Odhran Ducie

Top price at sale - Fiona Mulligan was very happy when the bidding settled at €6,000 for Currycramp Templeton owned by her father Thomas Mulligan from Dromod, Co Leitrim. The bull was sold at the Midland and Western Pedigree Continentals sale in Carrick on Shannon. \ Gerry Faughnan

Dave Moloney, Ballinadee, Co Cork, packing pit silage with one of the only JCB 457S stage five loaders in Ireland. Timmy Moloney, also from Ballinadee, is driving a JCB 435S loader. The loaders are owned by Mark Troy Agri Services. \ David Patterson

Aoibhinn Fennelly from Co Kilkenny made a pitstop on her communion day to see her godfather, Brendan Fennelly, moving silage. \ Philip Fennelly

Seamus O'Farrell baling 30 acres of silage for Stephen Grace at Toomevara, Co Tipperary. \ Odhran Ducie

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This week in photos: Balmoral Show, fieldwork and farm walks