What you'll learn



  • Getting to know the basics

    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.

  • Getting hands on with the animals

    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.

  • Getting to know the pigs and goats

    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.

  • Getting hands on with the sheep

    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.

  • Q&A

    We’ll finish the day with tea and cake and the opportunity to ask any further questions.

Testimonials..

  • Hands on approach VERY helpful! Loved the course – brilliant way to see if it’s the life for you. Fab food too!

    Lynn
  • Thank you for and interesting, informative, invigorating and encouraging day. Brilliant.

    Elaine & Toby
  • Thank you for a most enjoyable & truly interesting & fascinating day.

    Martin

Availability


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Fri 19th August 2022 Last Few £135.00  
Sat 17th September 2022 Last Few £135.00  
Sat 15th October 2022 6 £135.00  
Sat 5th November 2022 Last Few £135.00  
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Wendy began working with animals at 16 years old. Her earlier years were spent in the equine world before moving…


Jack loves, lives and breathes animals. He's been working with animals for the last 10 years, including at the RSPCA and…

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