Chance to see lambs being born on Moreton Morrell College's 'Lambcam' - The Leamington Observer

Chance to see lambs being born on Moreton Morrell College's 'Lambcam'

THE POPULAR lambing weekend at Moreton Morrell College will take place virtually for the second year running due to the pandemic.

A live ‘LambCam’ will broadcast the lambs’ arrival into the world on the college’s Facebook page over the weekend of March 13 and 14 between 11am and 3pm.

Henry Dingle, manager of the 750-acre farm in Warwickshire will host a live Q&A at 2pm on Sunday, when members of the public can ask questions about the lambing process and find out more about careers in farming.

The event will include video guides explaining the lambing process, how lambs adjust to life on the farm, a virtual tour of the countryside campus, and children’s activities, including a colouring competition.

Moreton Morrell College is part of WCG – formerly Warwickshire College Group. The campus has a working farm, equine and animal centres, and other specialist land-based learning facilities.

The farm has a flock of 500 North Country Mules and Texel cross ewes, some of which were been born there during previous lambing seasons.

The popular lambing weekend normally attracts around 2,000 people but last year it was held online for the first time as a result of the pandemic, when around 100 lambs were born.

Farm manager Henry said: “Lambing season is an important time of the year for us as commercial working farm and for our students, for many of whom it will be their first experience of this busy and challenging time so will be a crucial part of their practical learning.

“It’s also normally our opportunity to invite members of the public in to share this exciting time with us and to experience life on the farm. While the ongoing covid-19 restrictions mean that can’t happen again this year, the live LambCam is definitely the next best thing and we hope that our new lambs arrive right on cue.”

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