Visitors to Sparsholt College could have been forgiven for thinking spring had arrived early as they watched agricultural students helping to deliver dozens of new-born lambs.

Members of the public weren’t sheepish as they were welcomed into the Hampshire-based college’s lamb baa-rn during an open weekend.

The college shepherd John Garrett provided a running commentary as a group of eight students delivered 33 lambs under his guidance.

Philip Holroyd-Smith, who organised the event, said: “I can’t imagine there are many opportunities for people to get so close to a new born lamb and to witness one being born is pretty special.

“There were a number of occasions when visitors let out a collective aaah as they saw a new lamb arrive in the world.”

Cap: From left: Student Harry Benney, aged 17, shepherd John Garrett and student Tom Van Oppen, 17, with a newborn lamb


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