What's Happening On The Farm
There's lots of new life on the farm at this time of year! Millions of farms with sheep and cattle in the UK will now be lambing and calving.
These ewes (female sheep) are in lamb (pregnant) and should be lambing (giving birth) in 2 weeks time! The farmer has decided to lamb them inside, this means he can keep a close eye on them as well as them staying nice and warm.
Other farmers will choose to lamb outside which also comes with its own benefits, like more space and less chance of diseases.
The YoungStock is a new print magazine for children aged 7 to 11
Inside the 32 pages are facts and stories on farming and the countryside.
There will also be regular features on wildlife crime and seasonal produce – with a fun recipe to try out.
We want to engage farming children to read factual content and for children from a non-farming background to be actively interested in our environment and food production.
The magazine will be addressed to them and when it comes through the letter box, they will want to explore all the articles.
The features will develop their curiosity and fine tune their reading skills. They will start to formulate opinions and learn about new topics. And of course, there is a page designated to our mini farmers too – with colouring and photos.
Here at The YoungStock we want to educate our readers about farmed animal welfare standards, food production, climate change and countryside issues in a fun and factual way.