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Lambathon 2024 - Who's who?

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Lambathon 2024 kicks off on Monday 1st April on Go Rural Facebook Live with tours from a different Scottish Farm each day until Tuesday 9th April! 

Let's find out what to expect and who's who - or ewe's ewe - in Lambathon 2024. 

Monday 1st April

Jacksons at Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

Lambathon kicks off with one of Scotland's favourite farming families - the Jacksons at Jedburgh. In the Scottish Borders, Farmer Fenwick and the family care for 800 sheep including Texel and Beltex. Their lambing experiences are known to sell out quickly, and take place from 1st April until June!

Catch their Go Rural Facebook live Lambathon on Monday 1st April at 1pm. 

Tuesday 2nd April

Bowmuir Farm Holidays, Lanarkshire

Bowmuir Farm Holidays has 50 ewes on the farm and are expecting approximately 110 lambs to arrive from 27th March. Their herd is made up of Shetland x Beltex, Ouessants and Texel Mules and you can book a visit to meet them and the new arrivals during the first two weeks in April.

Catch Bowmuir Farm on Lambathon day 2 (2nd April) live on the Go Rural Facebook page!

Wednesday 3rd April

Logie Farm, Fife

Logie Farm in Fife will be lambing from mid-March to the middle of April and is taking bookings for lambing shed experiences from 22nd March to the 5th April. The farm has 550 Cheviot x, Texel x, Valais Blacknose and North Country Cheviot sheep and will welcome 800 lambs.

Logie Farm is hosting Lambathon live on Wednesday 3rd April on the Go Rural Facebook page.

Thursday 4th April - TBC

Friday 5th April

Solsgirth Home Farm, Clackmannanshire

At Solsgirth Home Farm, they start lambing mid-March and you can visit for a lambing experience on weekdays from Monday 25th March to Friday 12th April. Solsgirth is expecting 185 lambs from 120 Mule Cross sheep.

Join the Solsgirth Home Farm Lambathon on 5th April at 1pm.

Saturday 6th April

Incheoch Granary, Perthshire

Incheoch Farm in Perthshire, will be opening up their lambing shed twice daily for visits from 6th to 14th April. At the McGowans farm, they breed sheep for other farmers so they have a huge flock of over 1100, both Texel and Llwyn, and they estimate that they’ll have 1870 new lambs during March and the end of April.

Join Debbie and Neil and the team on Saturday 6th April for their Lambathon live at Incheoch

Sunday April 7th

Newton Farm, Angus

Join Lambathon favourites Newton Farm Holidays & Tours in Angus on Sunday 7th April on Facebook live this year. About 250 lambs will be born from 160 ewes of several different breeds - including Blue texel, Beltex, Zwartble, Suffolk cross, Lleyn, Cheviot and Mules.

Farmer Lou and her team will be on hand to help you spot the difference with daily tours starting around 30th March.

Monday 8th April

Hilly Cow Wigwams, West Lothian

The penultimate Go Rural Lambathon of 2024 takes place at Hilly Cow Wigwams, Kirknewton. They have 350 Scotch Mule ewes and are expecting around 700 lambs!

Tune in at 1pm on Monday 8th April for the Hilly Cow Lambathon.

Tuesday 9th April

Bellevue Farm, Arran

The final Lambathon of 2024 comes from Ailsa and the Currie family at Bellevue Farm, Arran, who are expecting 360 lambs from their 200 ewes. You can book to visit Bellevue all year round with lambing tours from the 30th March.

Join the Bellevue Farm Lambathon Tuesday 9th April at 1pm.

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