22 April 2015 | Online since 2003



Spring Lambing Day at Walford Campus


New born lambs

The Walford Campus has over 90 different species of animal ranging from a 275 strong dairy herd to Alpacas, Meerkats and Chinchillas. You will have an opportunity to see all of the animals and watch or take part in fun activities such as Clay Pigeon Shooting, Dog Agility Display, Equine Display, a Treasure Hunt, Vintage Machinery Display and much, much more.

New for 2014, the brand new dairy will enable visitors to see the Fullwood Merlin, a robotic milking machine; milking cows throughout the day in addition, there are timed talks taking place in the new Herringbone milking parlour. There is also face painting, Superzorbs and stalls as well as lots of places to eat, including a Hog Roast.

The sheep have started to lamb, with our first lambs in the sheds keeping dry! Students are taking shifts to aid farm staff in providing 24 hour round the clock cover for the sheep and new born lambs, Level 3 Agriculture student Sophie Lewis said ‘I live on a family farm so I have always helped out with lambing, I really enjoy my course, I’d recommend it to anyone wanting to do agriculture.’

Level 3 Agriculture student, Sophie Lewis holding a lamb




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