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While most piglet births typically happen at night or in the early hours of the morning, Lilly, a 2-year-old large cross land race sow shocked farmers when she went into labour at around 9:30 in the middle of the cleaning routine, where farmers work to lay fresh bedding each morning. A healthy drift (group of young pigs) was delivered safely less than half an hour later in what farmers have described as a “very calm and routine birth” to witness. The little ones were up on his feet within 15 minutes and was seen running around soon after, before returning to mum to feed. All 9 piglets have been seen to feed swiftly after birth which farmers indicate is a great indicator the youngsters will

WILD Reptiles at Mrs Dowsons Farm Park

This September we're hosting very special weekends as part of our WILD at Mrs Dowsons campaign. We've teamed up and will be bringing in some creepy crawly snakes, reptiles and spiders into the farm. Each weekend between 8th - 23rd September 2018 In this very special interactive hands on workshop Reptile keepers will introduce you to the new visitors to the farm. In the workshop you can discover how to handle a tarantula, get face to face with a Royal Python and stroke a Bearded Dragon. As part of our WILD Reptiles weekends during September, we're also running a special competition for your chance to win a chance to win a annual pass to the Farm, including unlimited visits to Mrs Dowsons Farm

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