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SPRING has definitely sprung in Spen, with the arrival of four lambs and a heifer calf!

The lambs were born at Judith and Verdun Seed’s farm in Halifax Road, Liversedge.

Judith said: “We haven’t had quadruplets before and we have been running the farm for more than 50 years.

“We thought the mother was going to explode! We were expecting her to have twins so it was a surprise when four were born.

“She has kept two with her and two have been fostered out to other sheep.

“My grandchildren, James and Florrie, think they are wonderful.”

The rare longhorn calf – called Spen Valley Chezza – was born at Listing Mill Farm in Gomersal.

Farmer Malcolm Fewster, whose son also called Malcolm helps run the farm, said: “We got her mum, Southfield Inca, last year when she was in calf. It’s just a bit of a hobby really, something a bit different to our dairy cows.

“They’re an old English breed and a bit of a talking point. They’re really docile, they’re not as fearsome as they might look with their horns.”