28 February 2013

26 piglets are born at Croxteth Hall and Country Park

By John Ramos

Managers at Croxteth Hall and Country Park in Liverpool are celebrating after the birth of 26 piglets.

Litters from three different mums of pigs were born at the end of January. 20 piglets were born belonging to the Gloucester Old Spot variety otherwise known as the Orchard Pig. While the remaining six piglets are from the Middle White breed.

All three mums are said to be doing well after the birth of the piglets.

Farm handlers say the births are a big coup as the pigs involved are rare breeds with some varieties being close to extinction.

The piglets and their mums are doing well and enjoying plenty of space at the site.

They were born after the mums were pregnant for three months, three weeks and three days which is unique to rare breed pigs.

Managers believe the piglets will prove a big hit with schoolchildren.

The farm at the site houses over forty pigs as well as cows, chickens , horses and sheep.

Croxteth Hall and Country Park is set to fully re-open to the public on Good Friday, March 29th.

At the moment the Farm at Croxteth Hall is open at the weekends only from ten thirty until five pm. Admission prices are £3.50 for adults and and £2.70 for children & senior citizens.

An announcement is also due shortly on the renovation of the 18th century Hall which should provide a major boost to the site.

You can find out more by visiting the Hall's website at the following address :

www.croxteth.co.uk/

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