From calving to lambing and laying, Big Week on the Farm gives the nation real-time access to the incredible lives of Ireland’s farm animals and farmers.

Filmed in front of a 150-strong live audience in a purpose-built studio on a field nestled in rolling drumlins, viewers can expect live studio demos, discussions, dissections, hatchings and births. 

Earlier on in the week, we met the Shalvey family who are opening their gates to the nation, along with our celebrity guests who are in for some special surprises!

Wondering what tonight's setup is going to look like?Here's an ariel view of the entire Shalvey farm:

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Aoibhin's gives us a sneak peek of what's coming up and...

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Patrick Shalvey takes us on a tour of the farm - it was windy so the sound is picking that up but worth sticking with as we see around the farm! He's a natural.

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Big Week on The Farm returns to RTÉ One for nightly live programmes from 7pm until 8pm from tonight, Monday April 3rd to Friday, April 7th. Check back with RTÉ LifeStyle for all the happenings during the week.

Big Week on the Farm is co-funded with RTÉ by Science Foundation Ireland. Science and technology are increasingly part of modern farming and food production.