Home Farm welcomes its smallest ever lamb

Caption: This month saw the arrival of Home Farm's smallest every lamb.

A popular Leeds farm has welcomed its tiniest ever lamb to its numbers this month.

Arriving at a birth weight of just three-and-a-half pounds, the little Manx Loaghtan ewe lamb who is yet to be named, will now join her mother Izzy as one of just six rare Manx Loaghtan sheep at Home Farm.

With approximately 150 lambs expected to be born between January and May of this year, Home Farm staff are guaranteed to be kept very busy over the upcoming weeks and months.

Boasting over 400 sheep, pigs, poultry and goats, along with an interesting mixture of recreated workshops and exhibitions, Home Farm continues to be a great place for the all the family to enjoy.

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

"The fantastic staff at Home Farm are always kept busy by the arrival of around 150 lambs each year, and it is brilliant to welcome the smallest ever addition to our numbers this month.

"Home Farm is a lovely place for all the family to visit and we look forward to welcoming both old and new friends, as they enjoy the 400 plus animals on show and other great attractions on offer."

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