Spring barley farm walk in Wexford

John Crowley’s farm in Ferns where Teagasc and Boortmalt held a spring barley farm walk. \ Claire Nash

Topics included management of weeds, aphids and disease in early sown spring barley crops. \ Claire Nash

Main speaker Shay Phelan. \ Claire Nash

Tillage farmer John Crowley and his daughter Keenan on his farm in Ferns, Co Wexford. \ Claire Nash

Day one at Balmoral Show as thousands flock to 154th year of event

Crowds gather for the opening day of Balmoral Show in Lisburn, Co Antrim. \ Houston Green

John Elliott and his daughter Kirsten from Newtownstewart, Co Tyrone, with entries from their Drumlegagh Salers herd getting ready before the start of Balmoral Show. \ Houston Green

Colin Hamill, Crumlin, Co Antrim, with his daughters Katie and Holly getting their Texels ready. \ Houston Green

Sheep judging. \ Houston Green

Judge Tom Brennan from Freshford, Co Kilkenny, congratulating seven-year-old Oscar Moore of Aughnacloy, Co Down, on winning first prize in the junior heifer class. \ Houston Green

Checking on cattle in Cork

John Joe and Mary O'Mahony check on some of their cattle on the home farm at The Grange, Shanakiel, Kilbrittain, Co Cork. \ Donal O'Leary

Ulster Grassland Society annual spring meeting on 280-cow dairy herd in Derry

Ulster Grassland Society farm walk on Ian Buchanan's dairy farm near Dungiven, Co Derry. \ Houston Green

Host Ian Buchanan (right) and David Linton, Ulster Grassland Society president, at the farm walk. \ Houston Green

Rolling spring barley in Cork

Michael Collins rolls Ganway spring barley at Ballinspittle, Co Cork. Michael farms with his dad, James, running a mixed farm of spring cereal tillage alongside a store to beef enterprise. \ Donal O' Leary

Michael Collins picks some stones while rolling Ganway spring barley. \ Donal O' Leary

Roundup of some of the rest of the pictures from around the country

Tractors, vintage cars and motorbikes gather at the foot of the Knockmealdonw Mountains in Graigue, Clogheen, Co Tipperary, for the Dom Ryan Memorial Tractor Run. \ Mark Kearney

Dairy farmer Michael McGrath collecting zero grazed grass at Ballinahinch, Bodyke, Co Clare to feed to the dairy herd after evening milking. \ Odhran Ducie

MY FARMING WEEK: Diane Lowry, Cullion, Co Tyrone, established her pedigree flock of Valais Blacknose sheep in 2019 with the purcashe of two ewes and one ram. This year, she is showing six animals at Balmoral Show.

Jordan Orr, marketing and communications manager with The Vet Service, Coleraine, Graham Wilson, ruminant specialist with Boehringer Ingelheim, Andrew Mayne, veterinary director with Jubilee Veterinary Centre, Newtownards, and Chris Elliott, NI territory manager with Boehringer Ingelheim at the Vet Show held in the Titanic Centre, Belfast, last week. \ Houston Green

Seamus Doyle sowing P8201 maize seed at a rate of 45,000 seeds to the acre at Grennanstown, Co Tipperary. \ Odhran Ducie

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