What you'll learn

  • Getting to know the basics

    Look at the practical considerations of getting sheep, including: choosing breeds; type and size of land; fencing; and managing your flock.

  • The paperwork

    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.

  • Getting hands on with the 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.

  • Common health problems

    Learn how to spot and treat the most & not so common diseases, including: worms, foot problems, flystrike and orf.

  • Q&A

    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.



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