Twin lambs are first arrivals at St Albans college

Lambing has begun at Oaklands College. Pictured is Shannon Allen, an agriculture student

Lambing has begun at Oaklands College. Pictured is Shannon Allen, an agriculture student - Credit: Photo supplied

The resident flock at a local college is about to be swollen by 250 lambs over the next few months, with cute twin boys the first to make an appearance.

A spokeswoman for Oaklands College, Hatfield Road, Smallford, said that the twins were born recently in the lambing barn, and would stay inside while the wet weather continued.

She said: “We also had four more born over the weekend. Once the weather warms up they will all be able to go outside and graze on the college’s fields.”

Agricultural students are busy tending to the pregnant ewes, with some staying overnight at the college so they are on hand to help.

The spokeswoman said: “This is obviously a great experience for them. We now have a variety of different breeds of sheep at the college.


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“These include some pedigree Suffolk sheep and a small flock of pedigree rare breed Teeswater sheep which are classed as vulnerable on the rare breeds’ watch list.

“There’s only between 500 and 900 breeding females left in the UK.”

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Oaklands is holding a lambing weekend between March 14-15.

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