Pastured Pig & Egg Farming Courses
We offer both an introductory level workshop for anyone interested in pigs or egg production as well as advanced pig handling course. There is also the option of online courses. Our courses are presented by a qualified trainer and assessor with industry experience and appropriate academic credentials.
There is an option of a one day introductory course or to achieve the 'Free Range Pig Management and Handling' Certificate issued by Free Range Farm Management, choose the 2 Day Pig Farming Course. Lee McCosker will spend the day with you discussing anything you need to know about keeping pigs outdoors.There will be a full day of discussion and pig handling demonstrations along with a farm tour to discuss issues such as fencing, water, housing, feeding, farrowing, land management and much more.
We will also cover legal requirements for owning and selling pigs and marketing options should you decide free range pig farming is for you.
Nutrition plays a huge role in producing a quality carcass and keeping you profitable. We deliver the basics in easy to understand terms so that you know what will work and what wont in the feed you provide. The basics for housing, fencing, marketing and understanding breeds of pigs are also covered on the first day.
The second day of course is a very hands on day that will cover all aspects of moving and handling pigs, inspecting and assessing health and well-being, carrying out vaccinations, health treatments and elective husbandry procedures.
Lunch will be provided and, when possible, will feature, pasture raised free range pork. Morning and afternoon tea also included. (let us know of any special dietary requirements well before the event)
Both workshops, but in particular the 2 Day Course, are Competency Based Training and focus on what the participant is expected to be able to do on their farm as opposed to just having theoretical knowledge.
A workshop textbook will be provided so you wont forget any of the important issues addressed on the day.
Cost: $295 for one day courses or $595 for both per person (includes lunch)
Online Pig Training is also available. Learn more ....
Starting a Pastured Egg Business
This is a brand new course for anyone wanting to start a pastured, free range egg business. Taking part in our courses brings you into our network for ongoing support and networking.
The course is held on a fully operational farm where you will get to not only learn about what is involved in becoming an egg farmer, but you will have the opportunity to see everything in action.
The course will cover:
Places are limited so book early!
Lunch is provided so let us know if there are any special dietary requirements.
A course workbook is provided so you wont forget a thing.
$295 Register Now
Loved the work shop and lee and her husband were fantastic. Speaking in real terms and language beginners understand without the hype and sales motives of others. Will recommend to anyone interested in starting backyard operation or small scale sustainable farming.