Course Provider: Assington Mill
Contact Name: Anne Holden
Telephone: 01787 229955
Course Length: One day (9.30-4.30)
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One day goat husbandry course
This course is aimed at the complete beginner and will cover all aspects of goat keeping and their care. Tutor: Beverley Whelan
You will learn about the different goat breeds and their suitability for your purpose. The course will cover housing requirements, feeding of adult and kid goats, health and hygiene (including worming, hoof trimming and vaccinations), common diseases, how to identify and treat them and also DEFRA and Animal Trading Standards requirements.
At the end of the day you will have the knowledge you need to decide if goat keeping is for you and what to look for when choosing your goat. There will be an opportunity to learn hoof-trimming on one of Beverley's goats.
Assington Mill is a 70 acre organic farm in a beautiful secluded hidden valley in Suffolk. We aim to provide a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, where you will enjoy the experience of spending time with like-minded people and learning something new and life-enriching. Around fifty-five different short courses in rural and traditional craft skills are run here each year.
We aim to provide healthy meals during our courses made from locally-sourced organic ingredients, where possible. Lunches usually consist of soup and salads. Almost all the ingredients, if they are not grown here, come from Assington Farmshop, and are organic if possible. Cakes and biscuits are also home-made. We specialise in gluten-free food and are happy to cater for any other dietary requirements if you give us notice on the booking form.
Accommodation is available at many BnBs in the area (please see the list on our website) or you could stay in Mill Cottage on site. Alternatively, Camping is also possible at Assington Mill for £5 per night, anywhere on the farm. There is a toilet and shower available in a wetroom; plus a kitchen with two hobs and urn. We are not a proper camp site; this is just a facility for people coming on the courses.
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What's included in the price?
A lovely organic home made lunch, plus cakes and biscuits. To book please click through (above) find your course (in date order) and book online.
For more information about accommodation and food please see above.
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