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Butser Ancient Farm - Newborn lambs at Butser Ancient Farm

  • Author: Tiffany Francis - Creative Director - Butser Ancient Farm
  • Published: 6th March 2017
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The team at Butser Ancient Farm are delighted to announce the arrival of the first lambs of 2017! A set of twins were born in the early hours of Saturday morning, and both are healthy and tumbling about already. The sheep are a rare Iron Age breed called Manx Loaghtan and are originally from the Isle of Man. They can have up to six horns on their heads and the word ‘Loaghtan’ is Manx for ‘mousey brown’, a reference to the natural colouring of their wool. Most of the ewes in the flock are also pregnant, so there are lots more lambs expected before the end of March. It’s a great time to head down to Butser and welcome in the warm spring days! Current opening times are Monday-Friday 10am-4pm, and from April the farm is open seven days a week. Why not book a ticket for the Beltain festival on April 29 and enjoy local ales, food and entertainment before the burning of the great wickerman?

 lambs 2017

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