A farm in CHESHIRE has made history as it prepares to welcome visitors to a winter wonderland complete with reindeer, Santa and festive flavored ice cream.
A Lineback heifer in Bidlea gave birth to twins.
This rare breed originated in America in the 18th century.
Farmer Adam Brown said: “He has a white line down his back and looks like a Dalmatian.
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“It is rare for cattle to give birth to twins and we have two completely different calves. It is a unique dairy breed.
“We introduced 15 cows to our herd of 350 Holstein Fresians five years ago.
“There is no other farm with them in Cheshire.”
Heifer Addictive Judith gave birth to twin girls Cocoa Brown and Rose Jacqueline a few weeks ago.
“We have our own Bidlea Agricentre here and hope they make their debut at the Cheshire Show,” said Adam, 35.
“The twins will be a special attraction.”
The Brown family, who run Bidlea Dairy at Orchard Farm in Tremlow, have been successful in various other innovative ventures.
Adam and his wife Becky have won four gold medals in international competition just six months after they started making ice cream during lockdown.
The dairy offers 24 different varieties of ice cream.
The team is now experimenting with a range of new festive flavors including Christmas pudding, Baileys and white sauce.
Snowflake, made with white chocolate and Ferrero Rocher, is already a great success.
“We’ll be doing more shortly,” Adam said. “We are planning a winter wonderland with a big marquee filled with stalls, wreath making, face painting and Christmas trees all under one roof.
“We’re going to roast marshmallows on a big fire pit with a safety ring around it.
“It’s exciting. We have to keep trying to find new ways to get things done with all of our skyrocketing costs.
“Everything has increased.”
A new coffee lounge extension has opened to accommodate more visitors.
Fresh milk and a variety of dairy products are now available 24 hours a day from a vending machine.
“We offer fudge, butter, cheese, eggs, potatoes, and everyday produce 24/7,” Adam said.
“It really takes off. My dad milks at 2:30 a.m. and often sees people calling on the way to work or after a night shift.
“We are open at all hours.”
Adam’s brother Ryan and his wife Becky, both 29, look after the herd while Adam and his wife Becky, 30, and their parents Ray and Jill look after the dairy, with other family members and friends.
The family has just won the Farm Innovation Award at the Cheshire Farms Competition.
“We are very proud of our team and everyone who helped us achieve our dream,” said Adam.