Young Moreton Morrell farmers to help deliver newborn lambs - The Leamington Observer

Young Moreton Morrell farmers to help deliver newborn lambs

Leamington Editorial 16th Apr, 2024   0

YOUNG farmers studying at Moreton Morrell College are set to gain valuable hands-on experience delivering newborn lambs.

Agriculture students are preparing to support with the lambing season at the college’s Nethermorton Farm.

It will see students work around the clock to support with the delivery of the lambs, as well as care for the ewes.

It comes ahead of the specialist agricultural college hosting its annual Lambing and Animals Weekend on Saturday April 20 and Sunday April 21.




The event will see families invited to meet the newborn lambs as well as the farm’s new flock of 231 ewes, and speak with farm manager Daniel Hale and his team about animal care, lambing and life working on a farm.

It will also see the return of a local farmers’ market, and visitors will be able to tour the college’s Animal Centre, which houses meerkats, raccoon dogs, coatis and more.


Student Hannah Bradnock, age 16, from Warwick, said: “Lambing will be a fantastic opportunity to gain some first-hand experience and develop my agricultural knowledge even further.

“It will be my first time taking part and I know it’s a really busy time for the farm, so it will be a chance to learn new skills while doing the work.

“I’m also looking forward to supporting at the Lambing and Animals Weekend. The event is a great way to expose members of the public to farming and get them excited about the sector.

“My family used to own a farm when I was younger which has inspired me to move into the industry, and I now work on an arable farm in Kenilworth around my studies which I love.

“My course at Moreton Morrell gives a good balance of theory and hands-on experience, and it’s also helping me understand some of the new technology available and how this can support modern farming.”

For more information and tickets visit https://wcg.ac.uk/lambing

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