Practical Lambing


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.



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. 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. Content: 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 Ops

Sheep Farmer / Keeper, Shepherd, Lambing Assistant

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+
07-Mar-20 08-Mar-20 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Part Time Sat, Sun 2 ££165.00

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Material Required

Outdoor and waterproof clothing Wellington boots Tetanus protection is recommended