First lamb of the new year arrives at Home Farm

Caption: Home Farm has welcomed its first arrival of the new year.

A popular farm in Leeds has been given a lovely present to wash away the January blues, following the arrival of its first lamb in 2014.

First time mum ‘Templeson Jasmyn’, a rare Norfolk Horn sheep, gave birth to the male lamb at Home Farm on January 13, and the new addition is already making its self completely at home in its new surroundings.

Yet to be named, Home Farm’s latest new star is the first of approximately 150 lambs expected this year to be born between now and May.

A bit hit with families, Home Farm boasts over 400 sheep, pigs, poultry and goats, along with an interesting mixture of recreated workshops and exhibitions, is a great place for the all the family to enjoy.

Councillor Mark Dobson, executive board member for the environment said:

"It was fantastic to welcome our first lamb of 2014 to Home Farm, and I am pleased to say that the new arrival is doing extremely well.

"Home Farm is a great place to visit, and with over 400 animals on show along with exhibitions and recreated workshop, there is always something to keep all of the family entertained."

Notes to editors:

Home Farm offers the opportunity to explore life on a real working farm and meet some extraordinary characters. Over 400 sheep, cattle, pigs, poultry and goats are at Temple Newsam, and there is also the chance to enjoy traditional crafts or take part in demonstrations such as butter making and blacksmithing!

Explore the cobbled yards to discover an interesting mixture of recreated workshops, exhibitions and rare breed livestock, all in the original buildings, including the historical Great Barn.

Home Farm is open 10am until 4pm (winter hours) Tuesday to Sunday inclusive. Last entry is 45 minutes before closing.

For media enquiries, please contact;

Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578

Email: colin.dickinson@leeds.gov.uk