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Thousands Flock to Lambing Sunday at Askham Bryan College

Date: 22nd March 2017

On Sunday 19 March, from 10am-4pm, visitors in their thousands flocked to Askham Bryan College, to welcome the first lambs of the season.

Undeterred by the blustery weather families filled the College’s farm to meet the newborn lambs.

Charlee Ramsey, the event organiser said: “Every year we look forward to Lambing Sunday. It is a really special event for the college and allows the general public to see what we do here and experience an important part of the farming calendar.”

The college has a flock of 260 expectant ewes due to deliver around 520 lambs over the course of the month. These so far include 1 set of quads, 27 sets of triplets, 126 sets of twins and 39 single lambs.

“Births are timed to coincide with the event to give visitors to Askham Bryan College the best chance to see agricultural staff and students delivering and caring for the lambs,” said Josh Banks, farm manager.

The college’s wildlife park was also open to the public, offering opportunities for families to follow an evolutionary trail exhibiting a variety of species across a range of habitats including aquatics, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

The lambing event is highly popular with families from North, East and West Yorkshire and many return each year.

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Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
York,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277
enquiries@askham-bryan.ac.uk