The aim of our pig keeping course is quite simple – To give people the confidence in handling pigs and to educate them in successful ways of keeping pigs.
It is suitable for complete novices looking to finish a couple of pigs for the freezer or those wishing to expand their knowledge. Carole Barr keeps a small herd of pedigree British Lops, one of the rarest of traditional pig breeds. This is an ideal opportunity to learn from a pig keeping enthusiast who has successfully bred pedigree pigs for the showfield and the butcher and who is a judge for the breed.
The main topics that will comprehensively be covered are
1. Safety and Bio Security
2. Types and ages of pigs
3. Selecting pigs for your needs
4. Handling and transporting
5. Feeding and feed regimes
6. Health and sickness in pigs
7. Rules and Regulations
8. Indoor and outdoor pig keeping
9. A market for your pigs
10. Questions and answers
We want to know about your aspirations so it a very interactive day with lots of opportunity to ask those all important questions you may have.
The cost of the course is £95. Drinks are provided throughout the day.
You will be given a comprehensive information pack to take away with you.