One Day Sheep Course

Our One Day Sheep Course, starting at 9.30am and finishing at 3.30pm-ish, covers three main sections: Thinking of keeping sheep?,  Sheep Maintenance and Lambing. Details of each are shown below.  The Course cost £80 per person and includes Course handouts, tea, coffee, biscuits, a ploughman's (or woman's!) lunch and a fully packed day.

If you are interested in joining us please complete your details on the Contact Us page shown above and we will make contact with you to arrange a mutually convenient date.

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Thinking of keeping sheep?

Identifying which route you wish to take when purchasing sheep

Facilities available in order to keep sheep

Hay and Supplementary Feed

Notifiable Diseases

Statutory Requirements

Physically handling sheep

The care of the sheep and the shepherd/shepherdess

A suggested purchase route

Sheep Maintenance

Feet and Lameness

Worms and wormin

Skin diseases caused by Parasites

Practical

Holding and Turning

Tying up

Foot Paring

Drenching

Vaccination technique

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Lambing

What type of flock?

Pre-Tupping

Tupping

Gestation

Indoor – v – outdoor lambing

Equipment required

Signs of Parturition

Parturition

Problems at Parturition

A ‘staged’ Lambing using a toy alternative!

Care of the lamb