Rearing Pigs for Meat course with Liz Shankland at Kate Humble's farm Humble by Nature
Rearing Pigs for Meat course with Liz Shankland at Kate Humble's farm Humble by Nature Rearing Pigs for Meat course with Liz Shankland at Kate Humble's farm Humble by Nature Rearing Pigs for Meat course with Liz Shankland at Kate Humble's farm Humble by Nature

Course Agenda

10:00
Arrive & Welcome

Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee as Liz introduces the day

10:05
The essentials

Learn about the rules and regulations involved in rearing pigs for meat and talk about benefits of different breeds

11:30
Meet the pigs

Get outside and meet the Humble by Nature pigs

13:00
Lunch

Enjoy a delicious farm lunch

14:00
Back outside

Spend more time out in the fields with the pigs

16:00
Course closes

A chance to ask any final questions over a cup of tea and slice of cake

Rearing Pigs for Meat

Course dates are yet to be confirmed but you can register your interest now by submitting our online enquiry form. As soon as dates are released we will be sure to notify you.

Guarantee the provenance of your meat by rearing it yourself. If you already have pigs, have done our Smallholding for Beginners course, or are interested in keeping pigs for meat this course is ideal for you.

This course will cover what you need to know to rear pigs for pork, including:

  • Rules and regulations
  • Choosing breeds
  • Looking after your pigs
  • Weights for pork and bacon and weighing methods
  • Preparing for the abattoir -  paperwork and loading
  • Home kills - rules and regulations.

If you want to know how to butcher, cure or make sausages with your pork then take a look at our Pork Butchery, Curing and Sausage Making course.

Liz Shankland Smallholding tutor at Humble by Nature

A townie by birth, Liz now runs a successful smallholding 800ft up a windy mountain near Caerphilly in Wales, where she keeps pedigree Tamworth pigs and a flock of sheep, as well as chickens, turkeys and ducks.

What to bring and other essential info

This is a hands-on course both indoors and out in the fields so bring clothes that are weather-proof and that you don’t mind getting wet or dirty! 

 

This course will run from 10am - 4pm.

Reviews & Tweets about this course

Liz was so informative. A Fantasic day- now for some land and pigs! 

Ali Bowen
 

Practical, informative, good fun.

2014 Attendee
 

A really informative and entertaining day! Thank you very much! 

2014 Attendee
 

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