Lime spreading on the Brady Family farm at Kieranwell in Carnaross, Co Meath. \ Declan Luddy

Hardy calves in Drumkeen, Donegal, after a light dusting of snow. \ Clive Wasson

The early morning sun on sheep outside Convoy, Co Donegal, after a light dusting of snow. \ Clive Wasson

Sheep in Donegal after a light dusting of snow. \ Clive Wasson

Athenry Mart. \ Philip Doyle

Ian McLoughlan and Niall Glynn gather up the lots which they purchased on behalf of KG Meats in Monaghan. Sales in Athenry Mart resumed on Monday following last week’s cancellation of sales by the Department of Agriculture. The mart recorded another big entry of sheep with over 80 lots of lambs on offer. \ Philip Doyle

Ian McLoughlan and Niall Glynn gather up the lots which they purchased in Athenry Mart \ Philip Doyle

Eoin Lyons from Bannagher, Co Offaly, and Declan Kenny, foreman, Athenry Mart, load ewes purchased at the mart. \ Philip Doyle

Eoin Lyons from Bannagher, Co Offaly, and Declan Kenny, foreman, Athenry Mart, load ewes purchased at the mart. \ Philip Doyle

A ship supported by two tug boats is guided into the port of Derry in Northern Ireland. \ Philip Doyle

Shane Byrne of S&J Byrne Agri, Lismore, spreading slurry for Patsy and Susan Ahern, Ballyduff, Co Waterford. \ Donal O' Leary

Shane Byrne of S&J Byrne Agri, Lismore, spreading slurry for Patsy and Susan Ahern, Ballyduff, Co Waterford. \ Donal O' Leary

Shane Byrne of S&J Byrne Agri, Lismore, spreading slurry for Patsy and Susan Ahern, Ballyduff, Co Waterford. \ Donal O' Leary

Shane Byrne of S&J Byrne Agri, Lismore, spreading slurry for Patsy and Susan Ahern, Ballyduff, Co Waterford. \ Donal O' Leary

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BASE Ireland member Nigel Gillis from Grangecon, Wicklow, stopped to take this shot when he was rolling an eight-way winter cover crop mix in the frost at dawn last week. The crop was originally planned to be grazed by sheep, but due to changes in Department of Agriculture rules requiring a lie-back area and cultivated buffer strips this was not possible. \ Nigel Gillis

Seb Gaule from Ask Me Landscaping covering recently laid white thorn hedging with plastic on John Foley's farm in Kilkenny. The hedge will eventually replace a concrete boundary along the roadside of the farm. To help the hedge take root, plastic is used to protect it from weather and weeds. \ Claire Nash

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Richard Kane, Limavady, Co Derry, who had shed roofs damage by storm Isha. \ Clive Wasson

Richard Kane. \ Clive Wasson

Richard Kane's damaged roofs. \ Clive Wasson

Sheep and beef farmer Jimmy Buttler checks on and feeds some of his ewes just after storm Isha in Camhill, Co Roscommon. \ Philip Doyle