Cannon Hall Farm Lamb Cam Launch!

Canon Hall Farm has installed CCTV ‘lamb cams’ in its animal barns to provide a 24-hour view of its animals.

The farm is expecting scores of new arrivals over the next two weeks – and is this year hoping the lamb cams capture some of the action behind the scenes!

The busy lambing season starts on February 15 – just in time for the school holidays – where more than 100 ewes will be giving birth to the newest additions to the flock.

Farmer Robert Nicholson said they will be sharing news of all the new arrivals via a series of live broadcasts and videos – as well as sharing the lamb cam footage.

He said: “We had toyed with the idea of CCTV for a while but now Dad is getting older that’s what swayed it for us.

“It might save his legs a bit because he likes to keep a careful eye on the animals. Me and David will of course be doing all our usual checks but often the ewes give birth without needing any help for us – it will be nice to see how they go about it when we aren’t there and also a comfort to know we can check on them at any time and go to their aid more quickly if we are needed.”

The Lambing Festival runs February 15 – 23 and tickets are priced at £9.95 per person or £38 for a family of four. Under twos go free. Ticket price includes entry to the farm from 10.30am, plus introductions to the new arrivals, bottle-feeding demonstrations, daily talks from our farmers and more.

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Two lambs at Cannon Hall farm