Shropshire Council

Introduction to keeping pigs

Event details

  • Price: £65
  • Topics: Smallholding

This one day course introduces participants to the processes and legislation that apply to keeping pigs from eight weeks to slaughter. We will cover buying, housing and rearing weaner pigs including feeding and basic health checks. Participants will gain the knowledge and confidence to start keeping pigs for meat.

You will need to bring: A pen, wellies and wear old clothes/overalls

Tutor: Noelle Wilson & Sue Bayliss 

Noelle has taught land based subjects in a variety of settings from schools to colleges and care farms. She has kept a wide range of minority and rare breed pigs over the years and enjoyed experimenting with a wide range of recipes using their products.

Sue Bayliss has been interested in food and the environment for most of her life. Sue gained an HND in Agriculture then went on to work in Environmental Education for many years.

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