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LamCam is back

Animal lovers have been able to watch lambs being born for the second year in a row thanks to a special LamCam.

The camera, at Mead Open Farm, went live in February for the second year, allowing members of the public to watch lambs being born and fed for 24 hours a day.

The camera is focussed on the pen where the pregnant ewes and lambs are being kept during the lambing season at the farm.

Members of the Mead lambing team also post a daily diary on the farm’s website, alongside the live footage, keeping people up to date with all the lambing action.

A recent entry read: “Lamcam came back just in time for the last two ewes to lamb in fairly quick succession!

“The first ewe had twin boys and the second had one (rather large) girl.

“We are also pleased to let you know that the second ewe has successfully fostered final lamb born to the ewe without any milk, so it is all good news.

“Keep watching the lambs and look out…in the next few weeks there’ll be some more ewes and births to look forward too.”

Members of the public have also been posting their comments about the lambs on a live lamb chat forum on the farm’s website.

The live camera will be at the farm for a few months.

Visitors to the farm are also given a chance to watch a demonstration and have a go at bottle-feeding some of the lambs.

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