RTÉ’s award-winning farm show Big Week on the Farm is back for a third series. Next week, Ella McSweeney and Áine Lawlor will present the live show at 7pm each night from a purpose-built studio on the fields of a dairy farm overlooking Dungarvan Bay.
From calving to lambing, this show provides viewers with real-time access to the fascinating lives of Ireland’s farm animals. We asked presenter Colm Flynn to get us a sneak peek of what's happening behind the scenes.
"It's going to be a great week all next week; we've got a farm trainee, a young guy from Tralee, Aaron, who is learning to be a farmer. We've got lots of science mixed in with agriculture, mixed in with a lot of fun."
Over the last few weeks, Colm has seen plenty of calving during his time on the farm. In the video above, he introduces us to the last two 'ladies' who are due to calve in the next twenty-four hours or so.
When the cameras stop rolling, the farming must go on - but will trainee Aaron have time to get camera-ready before the big day?
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Watch Big Week on the Farm at 7pm every night from Monday April 9th to Friday 13th on RTÉ One.