What you'll learn

  • Getting to know the basics

    Look at the practical considerations of keeping pigs: from breeds to the amount of land, type of shelter and fencing needed. Required paperwork, including how to get your CPH number, completing a movement licence and registering with animal health and breed societies.

  • Handling the pigs

    Meet the pigs and find out what breeds might best suit your requirements. Get practical experience of watching and reading the pigs as well as hands on tasks like tagging and basic pig care.

  • Common health problems

    Learn how healthy pigs should behave and how to spot and deal with common pig health problems.

  • The end of the road

    Considerations of how to slaughter and butcher a pig and finding a good local abattoir and butcher.

  • Q&A

    The course will finish with with tea and cake and the opportunity to ask any further questions.


  • An excellent and informative day - it has encouraged me that "doing" pigs is feasible and likely to be fun!

  • A really wonderful day. Relaxing, fun, no question too stupid, no concern too trivial.

  • Great day, brilliantly run course.



Sunday 31st March 2018 - £115.00*   Sold Out
Sat 26th May 2018 3 £115.00*  
Sat 29th September 2018 9 £115.00*  

* price includes taxes

Your instructor for the day..

Smallholder, breeder and writer about all things sheep, pig and bird! A townie by birth, Liz gave up urban living…

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