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.
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).
Interest and enthusiasm.
Smallholders Certificate or other Part-time agricultural courses such as Sheep Production.
Sheep Farmer / Keeper, Shepherd, Lambing Assistant