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INTRODUCTION TO SHEEP KEEPING

Half day | £65

Registering your smallholding for keeping sheep

Planning the number of sheep to have

Preparing for the sheep to arrive (Housing, feed, fencing etc)

Choosing your sheep and bringing them home

Settling your sheep in

Handling

Daily routines

Possible disease and signs to watch for

Routine health care

How best to grow your sheep

Grassland management

Getting ewes in lamb

Lambing and weaning

Preparation for slaughter

Transport

Abattoirs

Butchers

Butchery at home

Selling your produce

Lots of hands-on opportunity.


Dates:

Course runs from 10am till 1pm on a Saturday or a Sunday, throughout the year.


Cost:

£65 per person including refreshments and lecture notes.

Discounts for couples.

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