Practical Lambing

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Agriculture AG012E07/19/1 Short Course

Course Information

Provides the practical skills and knowledge needed to lamb ewes, and to deal with minor problems using the correct techniques. Also covers care of ewes and lambs before and after lambing, with emphasis on animal welfare.


  • College Certificate
Course Content
  • A two day course to give you the practical skills and knowledge to lamb ewes and to deal with minor problems. The course also covers care of ewes and lambs before and after lambing. The emphasis is on animal welfare and is taught in a supportive atmosphere using the college's 400 ewe flock and sometimes other local sheep flocks.

    Content: Care prior to lambing Signs of lambing Types of presentations Using the lambing simulator Working in the lambing shed Tailing and castrating, mainly practical session Weekend course (Sat and Sun)
Entry Requirements
  • Interest and enthusiasm.
Next Steps
  • Smallholders Certificate or other Part Time agricultural courses such as Sheep Production.
Career Opportunities
  • Sheep Farmer / Keeper, Shepherd, Lambing Assistant

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
07-Mar-2020 (Already Started) 08-Mar-2020 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m.
Mode of attendance
Day of the week Number of sessions
Sat, Sun 2
Course Fees
Tuition fees (Part time standard) £135.00
Reservation fees (Part time standard) £30.00


Materials Required

Outdoor and waterproof clothing
Wellington boots
Tetanus protection is recommended

What's next?

Applications for this course are now closed. If you'd like to know when there will be another or need more information we are happy to answer any questions.