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Lambing live event first for farming college campus.

A DURHAM college is to hold a live lambing event.

East Durham College's Houghall Campus will be showing the lambing process as part of a showcase of farming.

The event will be held at Houghall Farm, in Durham, on Sunday, March 23, between 11am and 3pm. As well as the lambs there will be a number of other attractions available on the day including tours around the small animal unit where visitors can meet the college's reptiles and small mammals and also meet the cows and calves and pigs and piglets on the farm, plus falconry displays, arts and crafts activities for the kids.

There will also be plant sales and farming demonstrations as well as refreshments. Farm manager Keith Cook said: "I believe this new event at the college will be a great opportunity to show what we are doing at Houghall Farm to meet the future needs of industry and equip our learners with the skills and knowledge to meet the needs of employers.

"We can't guarantee a live birth on the day, but there will certainly be loads of newborn lambs for visitors to see.

"We will have loads of animals on show from the farm itself and people will be able to go and have a look round our fantastic animal care facility too.

"With all the activities we have planned it looks set to be a great day out for all the family."

For more information on the event, please visit eastdurham.ac.uk or contact the campus on 0191 375 4710.

Tickets PS5 per car.
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