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Beckton’s City Farm has new litters

Emmanuel Olaboda feeds Poppy and its newborn piglets at Newham City Farm. Emmanuel Olaboda feeds Poppy and its newborn piglets at Newham City Farm.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
2:09 PM

Newham’s City Farm has brand new editions as both Poppys gave birth last week.

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A newborn piglet at Newham City Farm.A newborn piglet at Newham City Farm.

A calf was born last Friday followed by a litter of nine healthy piglets, from mothers bearing the same name, Poppy.

Theresa Salmon, from the farm, said: “It was a happy coincidence they both gave birth that week.

“It is a bit of a novelty in the farm community.”

The Beckton farm, run by charity Community Links, will only hold onto the litters until weaning is complete at 10-weeks-old when they will then be sold onto other farms.

A newborn calf at Newham City Farm.A newborn calf at Newham City Farm.

“It is educational for the children and it’s a very popular attraction,” she added.

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