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Staff and students at Newton Rigg Agricultural College are celebrating the birth of the first dairy calf on their farm since the herd was slaughtered during Foot and Mouth almost 12 years ago.
It is the start of a new era at the Penrith Campus, and next March they will open a new £2 million dairy to train students.
Ryan Dollard reports:
The new milking parlour at Newton Rigg College is scheduled to officially open next march, exactly 12 years after their entire herd was lost to foot and mouth disease.
The first calf to be born at Newton Rigg College since the foot and mouth outbreak in 2001 has arrived.
'Belle' is a pedigree Holstein heifer and marks the beginning of a new era for the Cumbrian agricultural college.
The birth of Belle also coincides with the new state of the art commercial dairy taking shape.