The purpose of our Introduction to Sheep Keeping course is to give an overview of the essential elements of keeping sheep successfully.
Delivered by Rosemary Champion, The Accidental Smallholder, and Alistair Crozier, of Parkside Veterinary Group, it is aimed at those who are thinking about or have recently embarked upon keeping a few sheep as pets, as lawnmowers, to assist with pasture management or for the freezer.
Sheep have a fairly undeserved reputation for dying at will – with proper care and health planning to prevent illness, the risk of major trauma can be significantly reduced.
In return, your woolly charges can keep grass down, graze happily with horses, provide fleece for spinning and crafting, give you access to the fascinating world of sheep showing and provide delicious lamb or mutton.
Introduction to Sheep Keeping Course overview
Delivered in conjunction with an experienced vet, who is also a smallholder, this one-day sheep keeping course covers:
- Management systems
- Choosing a breed
- Buying stock
- Fencing and handling
- Feeding and grassland management
- Health planning and routine welfare tasks
- Slaughter and selling meat
Price, payment and booking
The course costs £95 per person, including VAT. Lunch and refreshments are included, mostly home-grown and produced, for example roast Ryeland lamb with freshly baked bread, fresh scones and home-made jam. You won’t go home hungry!
Book by selecting a date and adding to basket – payment is via PayPal or BACS.