Sheep Husbandry - An Introduction

About the Course

This introductory course is a combination of lectures and practical sessions designed for those who are considering or have just started keeping sheep. Topics covered will include:

  • Sheep Breeds
  • The British Sheep Industry and The Annual Production Cycle
  • Basic Sheep Behaviour and Handling
  • Lambing and Lamb Tasks
  • Care of the Pregnant and Lactating Ewe
  • Basic Sheep Health Care (including worming, vaccinations, foot trimming and body condition scoring)
  • Basic Sheep Nutrition
  • Signs of Ill Health and Disease
  • Animal Welfare and Legislation

Entry Requirements

As with all practical courses participants are required to wear work clothes and steel toe capped boots or shoes.

By making a booking you are declaring yourself medically fit to participate in the course.

Useful Information

For the first lesson participants are required to bring a notepad and pen. The tutor will advise what you need to bring and wear as the course progresses.

Free parking is available on campus; a permit will be issued and should be clearly displayed.

Participants are advised to any refreshments needed with them.


Course Dates

Course dates are not currently available. Please email us to register your interest and we will contact you when dates have been arranged.