NEWBORN lambs must have thought they’d arrived too early.
The latest arrivals down on the farm at Warwickshire College’s Moreton Morrell centre have been greeted with snow and ice rather than spring sunshine.
But all are doing well and the college’s Nethermoreton Farm opened the gates to welcome visitors at the weekend to meet
the newborns, of which there will be around 1,000 by the end of the lambing season
Farm manager Henry Dingle said: “It was a real pleasure to open the farm gate to members of the public and show them lambing in action here at Moreton Morrell. Our ewes lambed consistently throughout the day and most families were lucky enough to see one or two being born.”
The mixed farm, featuring a flock of over 560 ewes, beef cattle and arable crops, is an independent commercial busines, while providing an opportunity for functions for agricultural and countryside management students to get first hand experience.
* WARWICKSHIRE College Group is opening the doors to prospective students at a series of open events next week.
The events at Leamington, Warwick Trident, Moreton Morrell, and Rugby colleges, are for students of all ages, at all study levels, whether leaving school or looking for an apprenticeship, part-time or higher education course.
The open events, all running from 5.30pm to 8pm, are at Warwick Trident College on Monday (March 26); Rugby College; Moreton Morrell College on Wednesday; and Leamington on Thursday March 29.
Visit www.wcg.ac.uk/openevents full details.