Friday, 27 March 2015

Lambing Time is Fast Approaching

It's that busy time of year again when we start to prepare for the lambing season.  Reg and George have been working hard to prepare the sheep, the buildings and the machinery ready for the mad rush starting around the 10th April.
If you are interested in learning more about how a sheep flock runs or what it's like to work in agriculture do come along to our 'Lambing Live' event on the 19th April.  Tractors and trailers will be ferrying visitors from the village hall in Overbury up to Park Farm to see the sheep flock doing their stuff.  Rides start at 10.00am with the last tractor leaving at 15.00 from the hall - returning at 16.00. Unfortunately we can't accommodate pregnant ladies at the lambing sheds for Health and Safety reasons, but you would be more than welcome to visit the village hall to see the displays and purchase teas and coffee's in aid of the village hall kitchen fund.  If you would to donate to Farm Africa as I am running this year's London Marathon with Michelle,  (See previous blog) for that charity it would be very much appreciated!
Our game keeping team will also be present and available for questions and information on some of the shooting and conservation activities that take place on the farm.  So there will be lots to see and do.  Parking and entry for children is free but we make a small charge of £5/adult.  For the most up to date information please visit Overbury Farms Facebook page and please share the news!

We had a special visit today from some of the senior management team at Sainsbury's where we took the opportunity to show them around the sheep flock and told them of our future plans for a sustainable integrated arable and sheep enterprise.  Almost 100% of our lamb is sold to Sainsbury's and we enjoy a close working relationship with a dedicated ans supporting retailer.  Our lamb is primarily used on the in-store butchery counters so next time you are paying a visit to your local Sainsburys store you could be eating our lamb!