Farm’s lambing day a big success

Pictured is Elspeth Barr (9) with a lamb born on the day. NNL-140413-110148009

Pictured is Elspeth Barr (9) with a lamb born on the day. NNL-140413-110148009

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Sunshine and newborn lambs proved a good combination on Saturday as families visited Broughton Grounds Farm for a lambing afternoon.

About 200 people enjoyed the good weather to see sheep and lambs that have recently been born at the family farm near Broughton.

Children also enjoyed playing on the farm’s tractor and meeting a calf that was born last week. The day raised more than £150 for a Nepalese education charity.

Andrew Taylor’s family have been farming at the site for about 100 years.

Mr Taylor said: “The day went really well and there were families coming up to the farm throughout the day and raising money for a charity that provides school scholarships for children in Nepal.

“We will have about 650 lambs altogether and we were at our peak last week – there are 70 left to be born.

“The day was quite nice as it gave people the opportunity to find out a bit more about what goes on here and ask questions.”

The farm will hold its second open day on Sunday, June 8 where families can see sheep shearing demonstrations and hay bale making.

Mr Taylor added: “I’d just like to say a big thank you to everyone who came on the day and helped raised some money for charity.

“Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves and seeing all the lambs, especially the children. We look forward to welcoming everyone again at our next open day in June.”

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