Lambing festival comes to Cannon Hall farm

14 February 2019

Cannon Hall farm are commemorating spring time lambing season by hosting a lambing festival during the half-term holidays in Sheffield.

The festival will be running between February 16 – 24 and during this time frame 300 ewes are set to give birth.

As well as the birthing there will be plenty more events going on suitable for all the family.

These include daily talks from shepherds about lambs and sheep, lamb bottle feeding demonstrations, tractor trailer rides, sheep and ferret racing, milking demos, shire horse talks and meerkat feeding sessions.

The farm have begun preparations for the festival weeks in advance to welcome the new lambs to the world.

John Hopkinson, Compliance manager at Cannon Hall farm said: “A lot of preparation is needed. We begin around six weeks before, scanning the sheep to see if they are having twins or single births. From the scans a diet is planned to suit their needs. It is a scientific approach planning the lambs arrival.

“The festival is an ideal opportunity for people to see a birth, there’s a real educational value and we really want to emphasis how much we care about our animals here.”

Tickets start at £8.95 and can be purchased on the day.

Written by Lauren Wilks

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