Best baaa none! Chichester College students ‘over the moon’ as they celebrate first lambs of the year

Brinsbury Lambs




Chichester College students are celebrating the first lambs of the year which have arrived at the facility’s Brinsbury campus.

Eight Jacob lambs have been born to five ewes, with the campus – part of the Chichester College Group – celebrating the arrival of three sets of twins and two single lambs.

Jacob sheep, known for their striking horns and black and white faces, are a rare breed of small sheep that have graced the fields of large estates and country homes across England for centuries.

Alison Bell, head of learning for animal care, equine and dog grooming at Brinsbury, said: “We are over the moon at our eight new arrivals.

“It’s been a busy couple of weeks for our team of students and staff at the animal centre, preparing for the lambs.

“It’s great news for our flock and the ewes are taking to motherhood extremely well.”

More lambs are expected at the Brinsbury farm in March – ready for the college’s Lambing Live season.

Lambing Live will be taking place at Brinsbury on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 March, from 10am-3pm.

Visitors will be able to visit the newly born lambs as they take their first steps down at the farm.