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Rearing Pigs - Free Range Pig Production Courses

An Introduction to Free Range Pig Production - Online

This self paced course is designed for those wishing to prepare themselves for a free range farming venture or those that already own pigs that want to learn more. You will be able to complete each module online at a time that is suitable to you. Now also with online assessment.

Presented by Lee McCosker (Dip. Ag - Pig Production, Dip Ag - Applied Animal Nutrition, Dip. Sustainability, CertIV Training and Assessment), you'll be learning from someone with over 15 years experience in breeding, marketing and studying free range, pastured pigs.  Lee is a qualified trainer and assessor and an advocate for the small producer and also the author of Free Range Pig Farming - Starting Out in Pastured Pigs, Pastured Pigs on a Small Scale and Pigs, Pasture & Profit.

Lee  will guide you through animal welfare and comply with industry requirements, legislation and councils approvals, industry outline, free range drivers, pig breeds, nutrition and growing a marketable pig, dealing with abattoirs and butchers, market options and meeting client carcass specifications and of course setting up a free range farm.  more info...

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Testimonials

"If you're after excellent training in free range pig farming - this is it!!  A fantastic combination of practical, theory with  wealth of experience makes this a 'MUST DO'' course for all pig farmers."
Fiona O'Rourke - Braestone Ridge

"An excellent course.  Fully worthwhile for those interested in pigs as a lifestyle or a commercial aspect.  Well done."
  Daniel Todd

"Excellent start to free range pig farming - very informative!!"

"Fantastic! Very informative with chance to establish networks with other interested people"  Vicky Sisson

"A very thorough coverage of how to get started including the pitfalls"
  Kim House

"I thoroughly recommend attending the free range pig seminar to get an insight into whether free range pig farming is for you or not.  There is a lot to consider from go to whoa, so I suggest some research before attending so you know what it is you want to get out of this seminar.  I am so much better informed to make a decision.  Thanks Lee!!  Joanne Stritch

"So much information and all of it was very understandable and I don't have pigs!"  Liz Doyle

"Even after having pigs on the farm for 15 years I learn't tons from this course".  Peter Barge

"A wonderful informative and stimulating experience enhanced by viewing a birth and hands on handling procedures in caring for free range pigs."  Doreen McGuiness

"Important information for anyone wanting learn and understand real free range pork production" Janet Jeffs

"This weekend was so helpful for me to make my decision more clear on the direction I am going with my pigs".
  Garth

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