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Arrival of 150 lambs at Ickworth a clear sign that spring is here

PUBLISHED: 11:46 17 March 2015

Shepherd Cameron Farnan with the lambs.

Shepherd Cameron Farnan with the lambs.

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They are cute, cuddly and a sure sign that spring is on the way.

The first lambs of the year have been born at Ickworth Park.The first lambs of the year have been born at Ickworth Park.

Already about 150 lambs have been born at Seabrook Farms in Ickworth Park.

They have been tenants of part of the National Trust attraction for 45 years and partner Paul Seabrook said there could be many more lambs on the way.

“It’s too early to say how we are going to finish up, there’s another month/five weeks to go,” he said. The 680 acre (275 hectare) farm’s 1,000 breeding ewes are keeping a watchful eye on their newborn lambs as they develop.

Mr Seabrook added: “We take them off their mothers when they reach the required finishing weight; usually that takes about three months, that’s when they can be weened from their mothers.”

The park is open to the public from 8am every day.


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