Course Information

Who is the course for?

This course is for livestock owners (and potential livestock owners) that are looking to develop their understanding and knowledge of how to handle livestock competently and good animal husbandry.  

What does the course involve?

This course will introduce you to maintaining animal health in a range of animals typically found on small holdings. They include pigs, cows, sheep, hens, geese and ponies.

You will cover the basics of good animal husbandry and cover the main types of disease that can affect the different livestock and what to look out for.  You’ll also been given advice about when to call a vet and treatments that can be given without medical supervision.

What makes this course special?

This subsidised course provides the perfect introduction to keeping a range of different domestic livestock to ensure they remain healthy and productive.  The course is run by experienced teaching staff within a working farm with state of the art teaching facilities. 

What are the assessment methods?

There are no entry requirements for the course but you will be expected to be working with a range of different animals for the duration out of doors and in more confined spaces.

Are there any additional costs for the course?

The course cost includes everything you will need.  Lunch is included.  Our biosecurity measures include providing the overalls and wellingtons for you during your time on the farm.   You will need to bring all weather gear for working out of doors.

What are the progression options?

There are a number of courses running at Rodway Farm and Cannington Walled Garden this year aimed at smallholders or landowners looking to grow their expertise in various aspects of land management.

Further Information