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Lamb cute-let

We know how Field Day readers like a story about giant farm animals. So it is only fair we draw attention to what we think must be the smallest lamb in the world. Belinda Needham, who runs a smallholding near Spalding with her husband James, has spent the past week hand-reading this cute little fellow, […]

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A baaa-rilliant game

Yesterday, a sunny spring day, NOW TV arranged for a lamb football match, in an attempt to predict some of the Premier League football scores. Field Day brings you photos from the woolly match…   Photos by Joe Pepler/REX  

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A springing six

We heard recently about the “surprise five” lambs – well now a Dorset farmer has received an early Easter surprise when one of his ewes gave birth to six healthy lambs. The sextuplets were the largest number of lambs ever born to one ewe at Colesmoor Farm, Toller Porcorum, where Rorie and Rachael Geddes run […]

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A tartan brew

The people of Perthshire may be able to enjoy a local cuppa next year as the first ever Scottish tea plantation has been opened by the Fife-based The Wee Tea Company. The plantation is amongst the largest in Europe, with over 2,000 plants already growing. The Camellia Sinensis plant, usually only grown in Asia, has […]

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It’s snow joke

Cultivation with an Alpine twist. Dutch farmer, Kees van der Hoek is using a piste basher, typically seen on the ski slopes, to finish his onion beds. The ‘snow groomer’ has been completely unmodified, so the spiked roller is not expected to last that long on the soil, which is much more abrasive than snow. […]

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Land’s End to John O’Groats – the classic test

Most people cycle, run or walk it, but Lostwithiel Young Farmers will be putting two classic tractors to the test when they drive them from Land’s End to John O’Groats, starting on Saturday 12 April. All in the name of a great cause, the Cornish Young Farmers Club will be raising money for Cancer Research […]

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Giant lamb: David with Goliath

A massive lamb which tipped the scales at 22.5lbs has been born on a Somerset farm. Named Goliath, he’s just short of the size of the world record holder and is about the same size as The Hulk which Field Day brought you news of back in 2012. You can see pictures of Goliath in […]

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A ‘geep’ has been born

A ‘geep’, part goat and part sheep, has been born on Paddy Murphy’s farm in County Kildare, Ireland. The geep wasn’t planned, but is suspected to be the offspring of one of Paddy’s Cheviot ewes and a goat. The nimble furry fella is a week old today! You can see the rare but lovely animal […]

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A musical diversification

John Hughes has farmed all his life in Trefnanney in Powys, but at the age of 50 he swapped the dairy herd for the guitar. Whilst still farming beef and sheep, he also does gigs as ‘The Singing Farmer’ at a variety of events and places like residential homes. You can hear John’s version of […]

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Not your standard sandwich filler…

Pengwei Shan, known as Joanna, an international student at Harper Adams, from Beijing, is one of only two UK university students to be awarded a place on the graduate scheme at Bakkavor Food. An interesting part of the application process to join the leading global food manufacturing company was the challenge to design a new […]

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