Introduction to sheep keeping

Course content:

  • 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.

Tea, coffee and homemade cakes available throughout the day.
Set of colour notes to take away.

£65 per person including refreshments.
Discounts for couples.

Course runs from 10am till 1pm on a Saturday or a Sunday, throughout the year. Please contact us to arrange a date.

Sheep keeping course notes
Some of the hands-on activities we get up to on smallholding course days