- Father and son deliver two new lambs ***Contains scenes of live birthing*** Duration: 07:08 26/04/2012
- Farm Week Live 'best bits' Duration: 01:35
- Lynette Fay spends a day with a female vet Duration: 04:00
- Paula McIntyre visits a maze farm Duration: 04:47
- The wonders of calving Duration: 02:53
- Vinny walks the line Duration: 05:44
A week-long celebration of farming on BBC Radio Ulster
BBC Radio Ulster is having a week-long celebration of farming. Every morning from April 23rd at 10am-10.30am the station will broadcast live from farms across Northern Ireland, bringing you everything from spring lambs and daily milking, to the Kilkeel pig farm that's a big hit in Korea, and you'll even meet the part-time farmer who also sells dresses.Watch the Farm Week Live team setting up at McFarlane's farm
Each day presenters Enda McClafferty and Helen Mark, who are both farmers, will report live from farmyards, including that of the McFarlane family in Dungiven, where they expect 120 lambs to be born every day, and the Martin dairy farm in Dromintee in South Armagh, where the computer decides when the calves get fed.
Helen Mark says: “Being part of a farming family agriculture is regularly discussed, debated and complained about so in a way being part of Farm Week Live is just an extension of that. And what a great opportunity this is to get an inside view of a world of work and a way of life that has an impact on all our lives - from the food we eat to the way our countryside looks. So I've wellies to the ready and sleeves rolled up because there will be no standing back when it gets a bit mucky!”
Enda McClafferty says: "I was a town dweller with no experience of farming until I met my wife Marina and moved on to their family farm in St Johnston in Donegal 20 years ago. It was a rude awakening. In the first week I had to assist the vet with a caesarean section on a cow. I helped deliver countless calves and foals after that and I even tried my hand at castrating bulls. An experience the bulls and I will never forget. It was a steep learning curve."
Behind the scenes at Farm Week Live
Catch up with all the action throughout the week with our Facebook photos. There are loads of photos for you to browse through.Farm Week Live Facebook photos
The crew pack up to leave McFarlane's farm
After a very busy week for the residents of McFarlane's farm and the crew from Farm Week Live, it was time for the trucks, cameras, microphones etc to be packed and sent back to Broadcasting House. But before they left, the whole team got together for the last photo and a fond farewell (lambs and dogs included!).