The day will start in the classroom learning about the practicalities, including: registering your land & getting your CPH number; how much land you’ll need; legal requirements of keeping livestock; producing meat and selling produce.
Meet the carefully-chosen livestock in our smallholding fields and find out what breeds of poultry, sheep, pigs and goats might best suit your requirements.
Learn about fencing, housing and how to avoid unwanted escapes! Meet the various breeds of goats and pigs and learn about their behaviour. Depending on the time of year, there may be piglets or kids running around.
You’ll learn how to catch, handle, and understand sheep and discuss basic sheep husbandry like caring for feet.
We have a variety of native and rare breed sheep on the farm – including Jacobs, Welsh Badger-Face, Kerry Hill, and Dorset Horn – as well as a large number of commercial cross-breeds.
We’ll finish the day with tea and cake and the opportunity to ask any further questions.
Hands on approach VERY helpful! Loved the course – brilliant way to see if it’s the life for you. Fab food too!
Thank you for and interesting, informative, invigorating and encouraging day. Brilliant.
Thank you for a most enjoyable & truly interesting & fascinating day.