A little lamb born on a Yorkshire farm has become so famous, he’s embarking on a new career as a racing sheep!
Young Rodge the lamb - named after his guardian Farmer Roger Nicholson, of Cannon Hall Farm in Barnsley - became an internet sensation after a series of live broadcasts from the farm, during lambing season, catapulted him into the spotlight.
His morning live feeds would be viewed by up to 5,000 people - prompting him to be marked with red love hearts on his fleece so visitors could identify him - with one fan even knitting him his very own woolly jumper.
Roger Nicholson, 73, and his son Robert have been ‘going live’ from Cannon Hall Farm on Facebook.
Roger - who has been farming the land at Cannon Hall since he was 16 - said: “Young Rodge was the smallest in a set of triplets and couldn’t feed off his mum. I had to bottle feed him and we would broadcast an update on him every morning. Everyone just fell in love with him a bit, and now whenever anyone asks after a lamb its always Young Rodge. So we are putting him in the public eye again and he will soon start training to be one of our famous racing sheep.”
The farm is now preparing once again to begin doing more live video streams which aims to educate the public about life on the farm during the busiest season - when 600 lambs are expected to be born.
Cannon Hall Farm will be opening its farm until midnight on April 7 so visitors can join in on the busiest lambing night of the year - and be in with the very best chance of seeing a live birth. Tickets are £7.95 per person.