Come on the Humble by Nature Sheep for Beginners course and learn how to keep sheep.
Spend the day with Humble by Nature farmer and sheep expert Tim Stephens and learn:
The day will start with class room time, learning the essentials and covering what you need to know about starting to keep sheep. Then you’ll move outside for the practical, hands-on experience with our rare and native breed sheep.
Tim has decades of specialist experience of farming sheep. He looks after a large mixed commercial flock on the farm as well as our Rare Breed Jacobs, Badger Face, Dorset Horn and Blue Face Leicesters.
Look at the practical considerations of getting sheep, including: choosing breeds; type and size of land; fencing; and managing your flock.
Learn about your legal obligations and practicalities of keeping sheep: getting a CPH (Country Parish Holding) and flock number; tagging and movement orders; how to move your animals.
Meet the rare breed sheep and commercial flock and find out what breeds might best suit your requirements. Learn how to catch, handle, and understand sheep.
Learn how to spot and treat the most & not so common diseases, including: worms, foot problems, flystrike and orf.
The course will finish with tea and cake and the opportunity to ask any further questions.
Got real hands-on experience, giving me the confidence to handle my own flock. Thanks.
Great time on Sheep for Beginners. Loved it! Thanks.
Thanks to you all for making the day so interesting. Never too old to learn.
|Sun 1st October 2023||-||£130.00||Sold Out|
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Sheep for Beginners will run from 10am until 4pm and includes a delicious farm lunch.
Much of the day will be spent outside in the smallholding fields and livestock barns.
Please check the weather for NP25 and dress appropriately, including:
– Waterproof boots or wellies
– Weather-proof clothes which you don’t mind getting wet or dirty.
– You may want to bring a change of clothing for the journey home.
There is no obligation to handle our animals but you will have plenty of opportunity should you wish to.
If you or your partner are pregnant please read the advice from the NHS about lambing before booking your course. We normally lamb from February to April.
Humble By Nature's exceptional resident farmer Humble by Nature farmer Tim grew up on a farm and has been farming…