Introduction to Lambing
Agriculture and Animal Care
Part Time Day
05 March 2022
There are no formal requirements, although learners will need to be a minimum of 16 years of age.
In a nutshell
This course is the perfect starting point for anyone who is looking to gain an insight into sheep husbandry and lambing. It's a busy time of year at Rhadyr Farm, and with our lambing shed full, you'll get hands-on experience working with our flock of lowland sheep and their newborn lambs! Our expert tutors will be on-hand throughout the morning to answer all of your questions.
This course is for you if...
… You are wanting to gain an insight into sheep husbandry and lambing
… You have a keen interest in sheep farming
… You are wanting hands-on experience of working with new-born lambs
What will I be doing?
You’ll gain an insight into the vital preparations for lambing time, housing essentials within the lambing shed and how to prepare yourself and a flock for lambing time. The course will be an introduction to health checking, feeding for a successful lambing season, and the normal parturition process.
You’ll get to bottle feed the lambs and you may even get to see a lamb being born, however we aren’t able to guarantee this.
On successful completion, you'll gain a college certificate.
This course takes place on a Saturday morning from 9am - 1pm. You'll require overalls and steel toe capped boots.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team
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