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Introduction to Lambing

Course code: ESCQ005P

Subject area: Animal Care & Management

Study level: Part Time

Course level:

Course details

Course time:

9:30am - 4:30pm

Days of week:


Course date:

16th Mar 2024 - 16th Mar 2024

Course location:

Common Leys Farm

Contact details


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.
This course is held at our Common Leys Farm Campus where you will be taught in the Livestock Technology Centre. Along with theory sessions, you will also be able to get hands on practice, working in the barn with the College’s ewes and lambs. During the day you will be shown how to tag, tail dock and castrate.
Course units
Content will include:

- Planning for the breeding year and record keeping.

- Comparisons between indoor and outdoor lambing methods.

- Ewe nutrition

- Different breeds and methods of lambing

You will also 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.

What next?
You will leave us with a certificate of attendance and contacts for future advice and guidance. Should you wish to continue your learning, you can study further qualifications in agriculture or animal management.
Entry criteria
No specific entry requirement
Fee information

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 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.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £86.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Qualifications received
College certificate of attendance.