Introduction to Keeping Pigs Workshop

Date/Time Location Course facilitator
7 Mar 2021 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Brookhouse Farm Maria Naylor

On our fun morning of pig keeping, you will learn about:

  • The legislation required that governs both the keeping and movement of pigs – and the requirements of the pig keeper to keep within this legislation.
  • Selecting the right area within the small holding to keep your pigs.
  • Options for pig housing, and for bedding.
  • Different types of fencing for keeping your pig contained
  • Selecting the right breed of pig for your needs, including where to source the right weaner.
  • Handling your pig safely and completing basic health checks.
  • What to feed your pigs from weaners through to slaughter, to ensure the correct fat coverage.
  • Preparing your pigs for slaughter, choosing an abattoir and butcher.
  • Selecting the right cuts for your needs.

This course is run by none other than former chair of SFTG, former treasurer of SFTG and renowned pig expert Maria Naylor, so you can be guaranteed a really enjoyable session.

Although this course is aimed predominantly at those of you raising your own home reared meat, much of the information will be just as relevant if you prefer to keep your pigs as pets.

Depending on the interests of those who come on the course, we may also cover such items as breeding and showing your pigs

Bookings

Don’t forget – you’ll need to log in before buying tickets. If you’re not yet a member, just drop an email to the SFTG GTO and we’ll organise your tickets for you.


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