Spreading fertiliser before the return of cows to grass in the next few weeks

Ronan Hanlon spreading fertiliser on the Cantwell farm in Ballysallagh, Co Offaly, ahead of the dairy herd returning to grass in the next few weeks. \ Claire Nash

My Farming Week: Robert Porter, Malin Head, Inishowen, Co Donegal

Robert Porter, Malin, Co Donegal, with his Highland cow. \ Clive Wasson

Robert Porter, Malin, Co Donegal, with his father Maurice on their farm. \ Clive Wasson

Spraying off some stubble ground during a window of good weather

After freezing and wet conditions earlier in the week, contractor Neil Bollard takes advantage of a bright spring day by spraying off some stubble ground for farmer Matt Thorn in Carnhill, north Co Dublin. \ Philip Doyle

Contractor Neil Bollard. \ Philip Doyle

Hand-sowing Premier potato seed in Co Dublin

Thomas ‘Mossy’ Butterly drives a vintage Massy Ferguson 133, while Vasile Soric and Carmen Mihaela hand-sow potato seed in Rush, Co Dublin. The potato seed variety is Premier and once harvested, it is sold to Dennigans wholesalers. \ Philip Doyle

Sheep and cattle scanner in the Louth area

Peter Lawless alongside his wife Jo and their daughter Peggy, after Peter scanned their flock in Ardee, Co Louth. \ Claire Nash

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Evening milking and feeding on a dairy farm in Co Galway

Diarmuid Lee bringing in cows for milking on his family's dairy farm in Clonkeen, Glenamaddy, Co Galway. \ Brian Farrell

Lleyn lambs born February 2020 being moved to land for winter grazing

Alan McDonald moving February 2020-born Lleyn lambs to land for winter grazing, to ensure he has enough grass on the home farm in Killeigh, Co Offaly, ahead of this year's lambing. \ Philip Doyle

Alan McDonald and Fergal Leonard. \ Philip Doyle

Solid trade at weanling sale at Loughrea Mart

Pat Whyte from Mullagh, Co Galway, checking in stock at the Loughrea Mart. \ Hany Marzouk

Kevin Holland from Craughwell, Co Galway, checking in stock at Loughrea Mart. \ Hany Marzouk

Loughrea Mart manager Jimmy Cooney. \ Hany Marzouk

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