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Introduction to keeping pigs - one day course

Large Black with her Piglets at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Duration: One day (10-4)

Price: £65

Contact: Sarah Green at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Wenlock Lodge
Acton Scott
Church Stretton

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Saturday 26th September 2020

About the Course

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 to colleges and care farms, for 37 years. She has kept a wide range of minority and rare breed pigs over the years and enjoyed experimenting with a wide range of recipes using their products! Sue Bayliss has been interested in food and the environment for most of her life! Sue gained an HND in Agriculture then went on to work in Environmental Education for many years

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is an outdoor site. Most areas are wheelchair accessible, but please be aware that the farm yard is cobbled and the ground often uneven. If you have any access concerns, please contact us. When booking please advise us of any medical conditions or special requirements.

Payment for courses
Course places must be paid for at the time of booking. Your place is not secure until paid for in full. If you have to cancel your booking, please inform Acton Scott Historic Working Farm as soon as possible by telephone and confirm in writing or by email. If you cancel your booking more than four weeks before the course start date, 90% of the course fee will be refunded (10% of the course fee will be reserved to cover administrative costs). You may use your fee towards an alternative course. If you cancel your booking less than four weeks before the course start date, fees paid will not be refunded unless the course was full and your place can be re-sold.

Please contact us via the 'Contact' form above to book your place.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Lunch, refreshments, tools and materials provided. You will need to bring: A pen, wellies and wear old clothes/overalls.

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Found it fantastically stimulating, educational, informative and helpful

- - #25028

I enjoyed all parts of the day, very informative. Great to go in pig pen with the pig

- - #25027

All of it was really good, learned a lot today

- - #25025

The whole course was good. The variety - indoors/outdoors

- - #25024

The opportunity to discuss and ask questions was great.

- - #17844

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