It was another exciting episode of Big Week on the Farm, with comedian Al Porter guest hosting and a calf being born live on the show, but there was one story that really hit home with viewers.
A piece delving into the lives and personality traits of donkeys resonated with the audience, in particular when viewers saw scenes of donkeys mourning the death of one of their herd.
The emotional donkeys were seen braying in anguish as they stood around the body of the dead donkey and it proved to be hard to watch for the audience at home.
#onthefarm not able for the story about the donkeys 😣— Lorraine Hurley (@lollybidhurley) April 6, 2017
Awh Sad here, Donkey RIP #onthefarm— gráinne ohagan (@gra5105) April 6, 2017
Now I'm crying at the poor donkeys on #onthefarm when their friend had to be put down 💔😢— // Harli // (@Heidi_Alive2007) April 6, 2017
#onthefarm that's extraordinary the behaviour of donkeys.— Mervyn McCann 1974 (@mccann_mervyn) April 6, 2017
Aghh the donkeys!! #OnTheFarm— AJ (@Alijreid00) April 6, 2017
It's so sad seeing the grieving donkeys, such sweet animals #onthefarm— Bibi MacGowan (@BMacGo) April 6, 2017
as if i just teared up at a donkey crying and trying to wake up his donkey friend who died #onthefarm— shay (@seamusthewalrus) April 6, 2017
After watching #onthefarm and the donkeys grieving eachother has me in bits.— Saoirse (@SaoirseT98) April 6, 2017
The donkeys tho 😭😭Such a moving final scene #onthefarm— Amy Breen (@BREENAMY) April 6, 2017
After these sad scenes aired, Al Porter had to take on the 'Pull the Udder One' cow milking challenge, and although he didn't beat score-leader Pat Shortt, he didn't do too badly for a Tallaght boy and managed 120ml in a minute.
The Dublin comic was as well turned out as ever in a navy check suit and black wellies, with Aine Lawlor calling him a "most elegant creature".
Although he didn't fare too well at the cheese-guessing game, his cow-milking skills were most definitely above standard, and viewers at home loved his typically bawdy sense of humour.
Al Porter will be milking. Ohh Matron. #onthefarm— Bob. B. (@Oirisheye) April 6, 2017
Love al porter 😍— olive kiely (@kielyolive) April 6, 2017
The final Big Week on the Farm with guest presenter Vogue Williams airs on Friday April 7 at 7pm on RTÉ One.