Cambridge farm welcomes a host of piglets, lambs and calves
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A CAMBRIDGE farm has welcomed a host of new arrivals this spring.
Woodside Farm, part of the College of West Anglia campus, has witnessed the birth of 50 piglets through artificial insemination.
Other new arrivals at the 140-acre farm are seven orphan lambs which have been brought there from the farm run by the family of Woodside staff member Fran Cook.
They have been joined by eight calves which were bought from auction at a sale in Market Drayton, Shropshire.
Linda Kirby, agricultural director, said: “With piglets, lambs and calves at the farm, it greatly increases the opportunities for hands-on experience for students, in terms of caring, feeding, food preparation and so on.
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“And it presents the chance for those studying animal care and veterinary nursing elsewhere on the campus to expand their experience by working with farm animals.”
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