A sausage-making world record got the chop on Big Week on the Farm live on RTÉ One tonight.

Viewers watched as Cavan man Barry John Crowe made minced meat of the existing record for making the most sausages in one minute.

Coming live from the Big Week on the Farm set on the Shalvey family farm in Cootehill, Co Cavan, Barry John managed to create 78 perfect sausages in 60 seconds to claim the world record. The existing record was 60 sausages in one minute. 

The feat is all the more impressive because Barry John has been practising to beat the record for just a month since he was first approached by Big Week on the Farm to take on the challenge.

Speaking afterwards Barry John said he was delighted with the outcome.

“It is a great achievement, I am delighted to be able to have done it. It came as a bit of a surprise to be asked to do it so to be able to manage it on live television is great. Having the name in the Guinness World Record is definitely a bonus!”

The world record was overseen and verified by Guinness World Records adjudicator Jack Brockbank.

Barry John has been making sausages since he was 13, following in the footsteps of his father. The family butcher shop – Crowe’s in Cavan – is famed for its innovative sausages including a honeycomb and chocolate chip sausage.

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This is the second world record broken on the RTÉ One programme – last year Ivan Scott smashed the sheep shearing world record live on air.

This year’s Big Week on the Farm aims to smash more world records over the course of the week with the sausage eating world record up next.

On Wednesday viewers will find out if host farmer Patrick Shalvey has broken the record for the world’s longest tractor reverse.

Big Week on the Farm airs at 7pm across the week on RTÉ One.

The Ray D'Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 will be doing daily updates on the show every day next week.

If you miss any of the live shows, you can catch-up on the RTÉ Player.

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.