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23 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).

£30
Lincolnshire - Next course on 30th July 2019
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...
£30
Lincolnshire - Next course on 13th August 2019
This is a half day course where you will learn how to make your own fully lined slide over the collar dog bandana, choose from a selection of our fabrics in one of five sizes All materials included, basic sewing skills ideal but not a must. We will cut the initial pattern through to the final stitch. Please register your interest. Small groups welcome and we cater for parties on alternative dates (Max 8) Diane...
£55
Shropshire - Next course on 3rd August 2019
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...
£40
East Sussex - Next course on 27th July 2019
Would you like to know how to keep bees sustainably, on a small scale? 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 to site your hive Overview of sustainable management Swarming Equipment needed Costs involved Plants for your bees There...
£40
East Sussex - Next course on 3rd August 2019
This is designed for people who have either attended the Introductory course and would like more information, or those who already keep bees and need to understand more advanced management techniques and methods, but within the ethical/sustainable framework This course is also aimed at those who have been keeping bees conventionally but would like to understand a more bee-centred approach. There will be an assumption that you are familiar with beekeeping principles and terminology, but...
£198
East Sussex - Next course on 14th September 2019
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...
£35
Shropshire
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...
£75
Essex - Next course on 11th August 2019
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...
£200
Shropshire - Next course on 20th September 2019
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...
£65
Shropshire - Next course on 28th September 2019
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 &...

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