Meet Beefy, the biggest baby lamb

Beefy the four day-old giant lamb standing next to another lamb of the same age.' Picture: Ross Parry Agency
Beefy the four day-old giant lamb standing next to another lamb of the same age.' Picture: Ross Parry Agency
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THIS giant lamb towers over other spring newborns - weighing in at a whopping 15 pounds.

The woolly giant - named Beefy due to her stature - was born six days ago at Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley, with the help of two farm workers.

David Nicholson, 44, farm manager, said: “It was quite a tough birth. There were about 150 people watching the whole thing because we were open at the time.

“She’s a Dutch breed and will be kept as a breeder. She’s a great lamb, she’s really tall and has got good markings.

“She’s the biggest lamb I’ve ever seen. She really is a monster lamb. We don’t get many like that but her mother is big too.”

David, who was born into the family business, said he has worked on the farm ever since he was a young boy.

He said: “I’ve always helped my dad out on the farm. I remember helping him with hay making, but things have changed now with all the machinery. My dad is still out on the farm every day though and he is 72-years-old.”

Cannon Hall Farm has seen a record number of lambs born this year, along with a record number of visitors.

David said: “We’ve had 850 lambs born this year which is more than we’ve ever had before. It’s been a really busy year and especially this spring time.

“At the farm we have lambs, donkeys, Shetland ponies, pigs, baby llamas and cattle. Everything produced on the farm then goes to the farm shop.”

Cannon Hall Farm is open every day, with a farm shop, delicatessen, tea room and adventure playground.