Baby boom down at the farm

16 Aug 2022 02:27
Published by: Scott Callan

TATTON Park’s rare breed farm animals have delivered a summer baby boom – to the delight of park staff and visitors.
The flurry of arrivals is brilliant news as many animals at the park’s farm are on the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) watchlist.
Susie and Skye, Tatton’s Saddleback sisters, gave birth in tandem. It is their first time at being mums.
The farm’s Guernsey cow Nancy has had a gorgeous heifer calf called Gracie, and another calf called Hetty, who sadly lost her mum, is being hand reared.
And Tatton’s golden guernsey goats, Amber and Honey, have both given birth to twin kids. Amber has had girls called Ruby and Sapphire. Honey’s two boys have been named Alfie and Alby.
A park spokesperson said: “The farm has Approved Conservation Centre status from the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.
“This means that our extremely dedicated farm team work hard to protect the rare breed animals living on the Farm whilst supporting the important work of the RBST who monitor, save, and promote UK native livestock.
“This summer is the perfect time for visitors to come down to the farm and meet all the new additions to the farm family and learn all about how they are cared for.”
The farm is hosting its annual summer programme of activities until August 26 with visitors getting the chance to meet all its new arrivals.
Storytelling, sheep racing, milking demonstrations, a maize made and adventure play area among some of the other attractions.
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