Pastured Pig and Egg Farming Courses

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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.


Pig Course

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.

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.

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:

  • Legal Requirements
  • Codes of Practice
  • Food Safety
  • Licenses
  • Dealing with councils
  • Farm setup
  • Raising chicks
  • Nutrition for production
  • About the eggs
  • Keeping your hens laying
  • Pasture management
  • Pasture as a food source
  • Collecting eggs
  • Cleaning, sorting and packing eggs
  • Egg labelling
  • Marketing your eggs
  • Biosecurity

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







Refund Policy:

Cancellation of any course will incur a $50 admin fee.  No refund will be given for any course cancelled within 7 days of the event.  Transfer to another course is at no cost.

Certificate III in Pork Production

Completion of a 2 day pig course will entitle you to recognition for prior learning through NSW North Coast TAFE and count toward the Certificate III in Pork Production or the Pork Industry Stockperson Skill Set should you wish to formalize your training.  Contact us for details.
CTAFE
Completion of our 2 day pig training course will mean that you can transfer the 4 units over to TAFE should you wish to complete the Certificate III in Pig Production.  TAFE will give recognition of prior learning for the units you successfully complete with us!
Completion of our 2 day pig training course will mean that you can transfer the 4 units over to TAFE should you wish to complete the Certificate III in Pig Production.  TAFE will give recognition of prior learning for the units you successfully complete with us!
Completion of our 2 day pig training course will mean that you can transfer the 4 units over to TAFE should you wish to complete the Certificate III in Pig Production.  TAFE will give recognition of prior learning for the units you successfully complete with us!
Completion of our 2 day pig training course will mean that you can transfer the 4 units over to TAFE should you wish to complete the Certificate III in Pig Production.  TAFE will give recognition of prior learning for the units you successfully complete with us!

Disclaimer

The opinions, advice and information contained in this website have not been provided at the request of any person but are offered by  PROOF and Australian Pig Farmers solely for informational purposes. While the information provided has been formulated in good faith, it should not be relied on as a substitute for professional advice. Australian Pig Farmers, PROOF or Free Range Farm Management do not accept liability in respect of any action taken by any person in reliance on the content of this publication.

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