Lambing begins at Norfolk farm

Despite it only being February, lambing has already got underway at a Norfolk farm.

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A Rare Breeds Centre near Downham Market in Norfolk has begun its lambing season, but has spring come early because of our mild winter?

Statistics say we've had one of the mildest and sunniest winters in East Anglia for years, with higher than average amounts of sunshine.

In Cambridgeshire, the popular snow drop festival at Anglesey Abbey has come two weeks early and blossom is already starting to appear on many trees across the region.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Emily Knight

Pictures: Lambing gets underway at Norfolk farm

A 2 week old lamb at Church Farm. Credit: ITV News Anglia

At Church Farm rare breed centre near Downham Market in Norfolk, the lambing season is in full swing.

The lamb pictured above is around 2 weeks old, and the farm park will carry on lambing up until April.

Lambing often begins in February. Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's not unusual in East Anglia for lambing to be early in February, because the climate here is generally kinder.

Farmers will lamb all at once, while places like Church Farm stagger their lambing, because rare breeds come into season at different times.


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