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21 animal husbandry workshops found

Courses and workshops in keeping poultry (chickens, ducks, geese, quails and turkeys), pigs, goats, heavy horses and donkeys. Bees too! Learn the skills you need to care for and raise these animals properly. The course may cover skills such as foot care, feeding, breeding, rearing, ploughing, using a harness and cart (for the horses and donkeys).
Basic dog collar making course workshop in Lincoln
Bronze AWARD
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Basic dog collar making course workshop in Lincoln
Lincolnshire - Next course on 27th August 2019
£30
This is a half day course where you will learn how to make your own ribbon based dog collar, choose from a selection of our designs. All materials included, basic sewing skills ideal. A hot drink is included on arrival, a voucher to use in the cafe for 'elevenses' and a voucher to use towards purchases afterwards in 'Fabric Corner'. We will cut the initial pattern through to the final stitch. You can choose whichever size collar your require on the day from: Extra Small Small Medium Large Please register...
Basic beekeeping
Platinum AWARD
(31)
Basic beekeeping
Shropshire
£55
Basic beekeeping at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. An informal but comprehensive introduction to beekeeping, including a brief history of the honeybee and similar insects, and their use in the garden and agriculture. Course participants will gain an understanding of the bee’s lifestyle, individual duties and contribution to the colony’s life and development. You will learn how to identify the queen, worker and male drone bee before selecting equipment and suitable locations for hives. General handling and manipulation of bee colonies will be covered, together with honey production, extracting, processing...
Introduction to Sustainable Beekeeping
Gold AWARD
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Introduction to Sustainable Beekeeping
East Sussex - Next course on 14th September 2019
£40
Would you like to know how to keep bees sustainably, on a small scale? Or are you just intrigued to know what goes on inside that enigmatic wooden box...Maybe you have heard about the plight of our bees and want to understand how to best help them. Many people would like a colony of honeybees in their garden, and on this course I will show you how a hive works, and how to keep your bees happy and healthy with minimal intervention. Topics covered include: What type of hive Where...
Beginning Your Beekeeping - Two Day Beginners Course
Silver AWARD
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Beginning Your Beekeeping - Two Day Beginners Course
East Sussex - Next course on 14th September 2019
£198
An intensive course to get you started, explaining all about the honey bee, helping you choose your hive and equipment, how and where to set up your apiary, the bees management and pests and diseases. Not forgetting when and how to extract that lovely honey. An informal couple of days spent with others interested in beekeeping. A wealth of information from a highly experienced beekeeper and a chance to see the different equipment available, along with a useful pack of course notes to take away. Where the bees and weather...
Poultry keeping - half day course
Platinum AWARD
(3)
Poultry keeping - half day course
Shropshire
£35
Poultry Keeping - morning course with tutor Alex Logan at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. This comprehensive, practical course is designed to show that keeping poultry is not only pleasurable but also quite straightforward. All aspects of care, housing and breeding are covered including breed selection for eggs/meat, feeding, common ailments and diseases, incubation and rearing chicks, hen keeping and the law. You will need to bring: wellies and dress for the weather as most of the course takes place outside. It was a visit to Acton Scott that first...
Leather dog collar and lead workshop
Bronze AWARD
(1)
Leather dog collar and lead workshop
Essex - Next course on 20th October 2019
£75
Course information This is a brilliant class for beginners and even advance leather workers. All materials are included and there is a choice of leathers to choice from. There are only 4 students per course so everyone receives individual tuition. A set of tools is provided for each student to use. Times - 10am til 5pm (Lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments are included in the course fee). The course syllabus You will learn to identify different types of leather from chrome tanned to vegetable tanned ,you will gain a understanding...
Ploughing with heavy horses - a two day course
Platinum AWARD
(3)
Ploughing with heavy horses - a two day course
Shropshire - Next course on 20th September 2019
£200
Ploughing with Heavy Horses at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. In this two day course you will learn the basics of ploughing, including how to harness a pair of heavy horses and prepare the plough for work in the field. Through hands-on experience, you will develop an understanding of the basic settings for ploughing a field with two horses. Suitable for beginners, this course is physically demanding. You will need to dress for the weather as this course takes place outside and wear safety boots (steel capped). Simon and Jak...
Introduction to Keeping Pigs - one day course
Platinum AWARD
(1)
Introduction to Keeping Pigs - one day course
Shropshire - Next course on 28th September 2019
£65
Introduction to Keeping Pigs at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. This one day course introduces participants to the processes and legislation that apply to keeping pigs from eight weeks to slaughter. We will cover buying, housing and rearing weaner pigs including feeding and basic health checks. Participants will gain the knowledge and confidence to start keeping pigs for meat. You will need to bring: A pen, wellies and wear old clothes/overalls Tutors: Noelle Wilson & Sue Bayliss Noelle has taught land based subjects in a variety of settings from schools...
Working with donkeys - half day course
Platinum AWARD
(3)
Working with donkeys - half day course
Shropshire - Next course on 15th September 2019
£60
Working with Donkeys at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. Dusty, a rescued seaside donkey, joined the farm in 2002. He is a very useful working animal around the farm, pulling the cart and a range of light machinery for ground work – his small hooves can be a real advantage! During this half-day course with resident waggoner, Simon, you will learn how to care for a donkey and how to harness up and prepare Dusty for driving the cart and working in the field. You will then lead Dusty into...
Working with Heavy Horses - one day course
Platinum AWARD
(2)
Working with Heavy Horses - one day course
Shropshire - Next course on 7th September 2019
£95
Working with Heavy Horses at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. Spend the day learning how to care for heavy horses and how to work with them. You will start by grooming one of Acton Scott’s heavy horses, understanding the importance of foot care, feeding regimes and general horse husbandry. You will then learn how to put the harness on before going out into the fields to begin driving a cart and undertaking fieldwork. Suitable for beginners, the day will be physically demanding. You will need to dress for the weather...

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