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Beckton’s City Farm has new litters

14:09 17 July 2014

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

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

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

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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