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Visitors flock to Sussex farms as lambing season continues
9:00am Monday 14th April 2014 in News
Visitors flocked to farms over the weekend as the lambing season continues at full swing.
Scores of lambs are being born every day with farmers and vets on 24-hour standby.
Coombes Farm at Lancing held a charity day yesterday, (sun) with tours of the farm, a display of owls from Owls About town and a Easter egg hunt and stalls run by the local Lions Club.
Farmer Jenny Passmore, said: “It has been a great year so far and we have been really busy.
“The weather has been brilliant and that has really drawn in the crowds.
“Some people have been to see us two or three times during lambing season already.
“By the time the season has ended, we expect to have between 1,200 and 1,400 lambs.
“It is so much better compared to this time last year when the weather was so bad.
“With a really difficult winter as well, we were hoping for things to improve and they really have.
“We also have around 80 cows calving and they are doing really well.”
Money raised will be going to the Parkinson's UK, The British Heart Foundation and the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution.
There were also large numbers of visitors to Saddlescombe Farm in Saddlescombe Road, Brighton, which had open says on Saturday and Sunday.
The farm is run by Camilla and Roly Puzey, who moved to the farm from Oxfordshire last October.
It is the first time sheep farmers have been on the farm since 1942.
The couple, who have two children, own more than 300 ewes and invited the public to come along at the weekend to witness lambing for themselves.
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