Practical Sheep Handling and Management

About the course

Practical demonstrations and useful advice about gathering and moving sheep. Get some ideas on,

  • Handling pens
  • Signs of health
  • Catching
  • Restraining
  • Turning sheep

This course will be mainly outdoors so dress according to the weather conditions and bring your wellingtons and a flask of drink.

Additional Information

It is advised that pregnant women should avoid close contact with sheep during lambing periods.

Pregnant women who come into close contact with sheep during lambing may risk their own health and that of their unborn child, from infections that can occur in some ewes.

Although the number of reports of these infections and human miscarriages resulting from contact with sheep are extremely small, it is important that pregnant women are aware of the potential risks associated with close contact with sheep during lambing.

Progression

Smallholders Course

The Lambing Ewe Course

Countryside Studies

The management of land for the conservation of flora and fauna, general recreation, environmental education and urban regeneration requires a blend of skills. These include an understanding of ecological principles, a sound knowledge of management and the practical ability to carry out conservation techniques – from river catchment systems to rural and coastal habitats.

Many job opportunities exist within the conservation, gamekeeping and commercial sectors, and as part of your progamme you will have the opportunity to develop countryside craft skills such as hedgelaying and drystone walling, useful for a range of future careers.