Big Week on the Farm proved to be a massive hit last year. One of our favourite highlights? Country singer Nathan Carter, who got in on the action by delivering two gorgeous lambs and took on the 'Pull the Udder One' challenge.

Speaking about the experience where he assisted in one of the biggest lambing weeks of the year he said: "It's unreal. I thought that was amazing. Never seen anything like that before, I couldn't believe how quickly it happened, to be honest".

Considering it was his first time on a working farm, he did very well:

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And that’s not all...Carter also took part in the Pull the Udder One challenge, where he had to follow Mairead Ronan who took on the challenge on Monday night.

The goal is to get as much milk as possible in a minute using the traditional hand-milking method. Watch the video he said himself: 'I'm on the pull!'

Not bad - the task was a bit of a challenge for Mairead, who really struggled with the whole idea of touching the cow, never mind milking it!

It's harder than it looks for many and Mairead only managed to get only a teaspoon of milk (5 millilitres) on the first night of the show - watch the video here. 

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

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.