Agriculture

Introduction

Course Title: Practical Lambing
Course Code: AG012

Department: Agriculture
Course Type: Part Time



Provides the practical skills and knowledge needed to lamb ewes, and to deal with minor problems using the correct techniques. Also covers care of ewes and lambs before and after lambing, with emphasis on animal welfare.

Overview

Qualification

College Certificate

Course Content

A two day course to give you the practical skills and knowledge to lamb ewes, and to deal with minor problems, using the correct techniques. The course also covers care of ewes and lambs before and after lambing. The emphasis is on animal welfare and is taught in a supportive atmosphere using the college's 400 ewe flock and sometimes other local sheep flocks.
Contet
Care prior to lambing
Signs of lambing
Types of presentations
Using the lambing simulator
Working in the lambing shed
Tailing and castrating
Mainly practical session
Weekend course (Sat and Sun)

Entry Requirements

Interest and enthusiasm.

Next Steps

Smallholders Certificate or other part-time agricultural courses such as Sheep Production.

Career Opportunities

Sheep Farmer / Keeper, Shepherd, Lambing Assistant