Find out more about the Spring Lambs at Laverstoke Park
- Lambs are born in the spring. Our white, Welsh Lleyn ewes and our black, Scottish Hebridean ewes always give birth during April and the first half of May. Our buffalo calves and piglets are born all year round.
- The ewes are put with the rams (tupping) in the middle of November and are ultra-sound scanned in February. They are colour-coded and fed extra food rations, according to how many lambs they are carrying. Lleyns usually have twins and Hebrideans usually have single lambs.
- A total of around 1500 lambs are born outside in our fields each spring.
- Some female lambs will be selected for breeding but the majority of our slow-growing lambs will be reared for up to a year on our herb-enriched pastures to produce superior quality meat.