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Lantra Lambing Techniques

Sheep with lambs leaving trailer

Overview

Lantra Lambing Techniques

A one day course to give you the practical skills and knowledge to lamb ewes and to deal with minor problems. This course will cover preparation for lambing, signs of lambing and care of the new-born lamb, routine welfare and management tasks. The course is designed to support people entering the livestock industry, setting up your own flock of sheep or a refresher for skills and knowledge of the lambing season.

Studying this course you will have access to the college farms lambing facilities and flock of 200 breeding ewes which lamb between January and March. You will have a hands on experience working with and learning the skills required to support lambing activities.

Course information

Entry requirements

Essential: Experience working with livestock

What qualification will I gain?

A college certificate in Lambing techniques

Course content

The course covers care of ewes and lambs before and after lambing. The emphasis is on animal welfare, biosecurity and good practice. The course is taught in a supportive atmosphere using the college’s 200 ewe flock.

Content:

  • Care prior to lambing
  • Signs of lambing
  • Types of presentations
  • Working in the lambing shed
  • Tailing and castrating
  • Nutritional requirements

Additional information

To study this course you will be required to have the following PPE:

  • Steel Toe Capped Boots or Wellington Boots
  • 1 Pair of Overalls or water proof coveralls

Due to biosecurity you will not be able to undertake this course if you are pregnant.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, or  contact info@bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk.

Available Courses
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 04/02/2023
Type: Part Time
Length:
Day(s): Saturday
Time(s): 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fees: £125.00
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 11/02/2023
Type: Part Time
Length:
Day(s): Saturday
Time(s): 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fees: £125.00
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 18/02/2023
Type: Part Time
Length:
Day(s): Saturday
Time(s): 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fees: £125.00
Disclaimer

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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.

Accessibility

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.