In pictures: a compilation of our top farming photos this week

In pictures: broccoli being planting during a break in the wet weather

A roundup of some of the rest of the pictures from around the country

Joe Newman from Ballydehob, Co Cork, driving a David Brown 780 followed by James O'Neill from Leap, Co Cork, driving a Massey Ferguson 35, brave the sudden torrential downpour at the Leap tractor and car run. \ David Patterson

John and Jack O'Callaghan from Bandon, Co Cork, with their male champion, Mountfarna Gulliver, that sold for €4,000 at the IHFA premier bull sale. \ Shanon Kinahan

Rodert Reid from Finvoy, Co Antrim, with son Jonny and daughter Ellie May at the Aghavilly Holstein Herd Dispersal Sale, Corkley, Co Armagh. \ Houston Green

Conor McGuinness drives while his father Anthony McGuinness and Aido Leonard plant Irish Gold potatoes by hand in north Dublin. \ Niall Gosson

Barry O'Sullivan from Drimoleague, Co Cork, driving a Ford 3600 followed by DJ Dineen driving a Zetor 4712 at the Drimoleague tractor, truck and car run which was in aid of Bantry Stroke Unit and West Cork Jesters. \ David Patterson

Ronald McKnight, Eddie Toye and Patrick Toye at the Raphoe Livestock Mart Easter lamb show and sale in Co Donegal. \ Clive Wasson

David Patterson from Garvagh, Co Derry, competes in the two-year-old Colt class at the annual Clydesdale Horse Society stallion show at Kilrea Mart, Co Derry. \ Houston Green