Early Lambing

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Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat...and lambs are being born! Sybil Ruscoe visits Warborough Farm in Oxfordshire, which is one of the earliest intensive sheep farms to start lambing. Through the first two weeks of December, farm manager David Barber and his team of shepherds work day and night to deliver nearly 3,000 lambs into the world. Sybil experiences the highs and lows of early lambing, and finds out what it's like to spend a cold December night in a shed while the rest of the country is carol singing and Christmas shopping.

Presented by Sybil Ruscoe and produced by Anna Jones.

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Sun 15 Dec 2013 06:35