Newborn triplet heifer calves sired using sexed semen

Fergal Coughlan, John Murphy and Caroline Burke move newborn triplet heifer calves from the calving shed to the calf house at Clonakilty Agricultural College. \ Donal O'Leary

The calves were born on 30 January to a second-lactation cow that is 75% Friesian and 25% Jersey. \ Donal O'Leary

Calves averaged 25kg weight at birth and were sired using sexed semen from the bull FR4977.

Edward Treanor during evening milking in Co Monaghan

Edward Treanor hoses down clusters during evening milking in Mullaghmore West, Co Monaghan. \ Philip Doyle

Dosing ewes for fluke and putting them back on the mountain

Timmy Foley rounds up his flock of Scotch Cheviot-cross ewes ahead of dosing them for fluke on his farm at Eskine, Sneem, Co Kerry. \ Donal O' Leary

Sally Towey on her farm in Ballintubber, Co Roscommon

Sally Towey and her brother Donal with her donkeys in Ballintubber, Co Roscommon. \ Claire Nash

Sally also keeps some ewes that lambed recently but her true drive is her award-winning cattle. \ Claire Nash

Sally Towey with her family, brother Donal, mam Lisa and dad Martin. \ Claire Nash

My Farming Week: John C Fletcher, Ballykillane, Portarlington, Co Laois

Laois tillage farmer John C Fletcher recently scooped the top prize at the Glanbia Ireland grain supplier of the year awards. \ Philip Doyle

Annual show and sale of heifers in Elphin Mart this week

Auctioneer Marty Brady closing bidding on lot 63B at €1,710 at the annual show and sale of heifers in Elphin Mart on Wednesday. \ Brian Farrell

Brendan Beirne working the yard. \ Brian Farrell

Tom Lee with his prize winning heifers. \ Brian Farrell

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