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Introducing The World's Smallest Dairy Goat

20th April 2024 | News

Stacey and Steven Briggs, owners of Windmill Farm Park, Kibworth Harcourt, LE8 0PR have, through innovative use of in vitro fertilisation (IVF), introduced the Nigerian Dwarf Goat breed into the UK.
Known as the world’s smallest Dairy Breed, the new Nigerian Dwarf Kid was born at Windmill Farm Park on 14 March. At just 22 cm tall, he is expected to grow no more than 60 cm, a third smaller than his standard UK dairy goat cousins. Extremely cute, he is already a firm favourite by the livestock team at the Farm.

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What's Going On? - April 2024

20th April 2024 | News

(not the former British jazz group called Field of Blue!)
Flax is now becoming more common in the fields around Kibworth, taking the place of the heady smell of Oilseed Rape. Is Linseed oil and seed the new cash crop? Perhaps our farming readers can advise on this please.

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Nature Note - Waxwing Encounters

20th January 2024 | News

Waxwings have featured in a previous Nature Note. From time to time a successful breeding season coincides with a poor crop of seeds and berries. The consequence is that large numbers of birds leave their forests in northern Europe and head south to seek food in non-traditional areas. If such an irruption occurs at the same time as a period of easterly winds, large numbers of birds reach the UK. These become known as ‘Waxwing Winters’ and following a gap of several years 2023-2024 is such a winter.

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What's going on? January 2024

19th January 2024 | Community, News

Going Live
Crossing the ‘Tin Bridge' the electrification of the Midland Main Line from Kettering to South Wigston is getting closer to completion. Soon the installation of the sections of the pedestrian bridge will be installed - timetabled to be in March- however new signage has now appeared on the Tin Bridge warning everyone that the wires are now live.

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NHS statement - November 2023

11th December 2023 | News

Patients are playing a more active role in managing their health and care. The drive to improve patient empowerment has been gaining momentum in recent times and providing visibility of their health information is a part of this movement.

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Kibworth Harcourt Post Mill Update

20th November 2023 | News

Local volunteers met with representatives from the mill owners (The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings), Historic England and two experienced millers to work through the snagging list, following completion of the extensive repairs completed last year.

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