Newborn piglets proving big draw down on Sheffield farm

New piglets born at Heeley city Farm'Jenna Fisher and Rachel griffiths
New piglets born at Heeley city Farm'Jenna Fisher and Rachel griffiths
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UNLUCKY for some - but for not these 13 snoozing piglets.

The baker’s dozen were born to native breed pigs at Heeley City Farm, Heeley, Sheffield, within days of each other.

And they are now proving popular with visitors.

Katie Davis, the farm’s pre-16 training manager, said: “Both sows are first time mums so we’re all really happy that everything went well.

“The new births will help with the preservation of both rare native farm animal breeds and it also gives our young students studying here the chance to learn about caring for very young animals.

“It’s really exciting when animals are born and everyone who visits falls in love with them.”

The sows who gave birth are Loppy, a British Lop classed as a vunerable breed, who delivered nine pink piglets just as staff were getting ready to leave work.

Then Tammy, a Tamworth pig which classed as at risk, had four rusty coloured piglets just four days later.

The farm is open every day between 10am and 4pm for people to see the piglets.