Feeding the lambs at the Writtle College Lambing Open Day

March 2011

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

On Sunday 20 March, Writtle College opened its doors to the public inviting everyone to enjoy their ‘Lambing Open Day’. The day was a resounding success with up to 1,000 people visiting the College on the day.

The good weather conditions set the scene for a glorious day. College lambs were literally only days old and with a small farmers market, talks from College agricultural and animal experts, games and competitions, all members of the family were kept suitably entertained throughout.

Farm Director, and event organiser, Caroline Flanagan said: “The day was suitably blessed with good weather, and a large crowd were able to enjoy a marvellous family day out at the College. Not only did families visit the newborn lambs, indulge in pastimes such as ‘hook a duck’ and 'guess the weight of the pig', but they could also enjoy some shopping at the farmer's market.

All College staff manning the day gave excellent feedback too – the Lambing Open Day looks set to return in 2012.”

Pictured: A young visitor to the open day bottle feeding one of the College lambs