Introduction to Sheep Keeping

Course content:

  • Registering your Croft/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

Lots of hands-on opportunity.

September 9 @ 09:00
9:00 am — 5:00 pm (8h)

Lochview Farm

Dan Sutherland

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