Lambing season - it’s a sign that spring has sprung

Brooksby Melton College (part of the SMB Group) is busy celebrating the start of lambing season, with the first of this year’s lambs being born in the early hours of last Saturday morning.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 12:09 pm
Updated Friday, 12th March 2021, 12:22 pm
The new arrivals at the farm

Although this year will be very different, the college is bringing the spirit of the lambing shed to students through a combination of videos and live streaming - including video footage that will be sent to local primary schools, on request.

Hall Farm, which is situated at the college’s Brooksby Campus, is now preparing for the start of its busiest period, with more than 130 ewes due to lamb in the next three or four weeks. With a lambing percentage of 256%, the team is expecting lots of new arrivals!

James Fryer, head of farm and grounds at the SMB Group, said: “Although the lambing season will have a very different feel this year, we are hoping that new online platforms will bridge some of the gaps that students will face.”

The college is committed to educating not only its current students, but also future generations and the local community. If you would like to see some of the action from this busy and exciting time on the farm, you can register for the college’s virtual ‘Lambing Live’ event, which will take place on Sunday, March 21. Attendees will able to see the new-born lambs, have a look around the farm, and learn more about what the BMC farm team is up to during this critical time.

A specialist land-based 
college, BMC offers Level 2 
Agriculture and Level 3 Agriculture qualifications at its 850-acre Brooksby Campus, which is nestled in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside.

Students benefit from fantastic facilities, industry-expert teaching staff and hands-on experience on the college’s mixed-use arable and livestock farm.

To learn more about Agriculture courses at BMC, visit