Introduction to Lambing

Course code: ESCQ005P

Subject area: Animal Care & Management

Study level: Part Time

Course level:

Course details

9:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday

19th Mar 2022 - 19th Mar 2022

Common Leys Farm

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

Are you a new smallholder wanting to start breeding your own flock of sheep? Do you find the concept of lambing on your own scary?
This day course is designed to give an insight into safe and efficient lambing procedures and aims to equip learners with the practical skills and confidence to successfully lamb a small flock of ewes. The course is held at the Common Leys Farm Campus where you will be taught in the new livestock technology centre. Along with theory sessions you will be able to work in the barn with the college ewes and the new production technology systems.

There will be a mix of classroom and practical hands on instruction. Content will include; planning for the breeding year and record keeping. Comparisons will be made between indoor and outdoor lambing methods. Ewe nutrition will be discussed. Different breeds and methods of lambing will be covered. You will be shown how to tag, tail dock and castrate. The day will conclude with a customised discussion and question and answer session with the farm staff.

No specific entry requirement
Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £100.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £100.00


19+ Reduced Fee