Campus farm welcomes new lambs and calves

March 2021

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

It's been an exciting month for Writtle University College's campus farm. Our expert team safely delivered more than 140 new lambs, and multiple calves.

Farm Estates Manager Charles Clack said: "We've enjoyed a busy but rewarding lambing season. Thank you to the students and staff who have worked so hard to welcome our new arrivals. The lambs are thriving and are already out in the fields, enjoying the spring sunshine."

Writtle University College's herds predominantly feature Mules x Charollais lambs. A herd of Red Poll cattle also overwinters on-site.

Recent alterations in lockdown regulations allowed a number of students studying animal-related subjects to return to the University College's in time to gain practical, socially distanced experience of the lambing process.

Further Education lecturer Hannah Scott-Browne said: "We're pleased to have been able to offer our Further Education students a valuable experience to 'put science into practice'. This was an excellent opportunity to observe lambing at a professional, working farm."