Sheep Husbandry - An Introduction - Writtle University College
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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 to be covered 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

A Writtle University College Certificate of Attendance will be issued on completion of the course.

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.


Course Dates

Thursday 6 February 2020 - Thursday 19 March 2020 (6:00pm to 8:00pm)

[Excluding 20th February 2020]

£190 per person (8 places available)


For group bookings please contact Michelle Williams 01245 424287