Beckton’s City Farm has new litters
14:09 17 July 2014
Emmanuel Olaboda feeds Poppy and its newborn piglets at Newham City Farm.
Newham’s City Farm has brand new editions as both Poppys gave birth last week.
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.
“It is educational for the children and it’s a very popular attraction,” she added.
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