All courses start at 10 am and finish at 4 pm.
Tea/coffee will be provided ,but bring your own packed lunch
For a great day of fun
learn about goats,
meet some of the friendliest, pottiest goats,
that are guaranteed to charm you with their antics
All courses £75 for adults (over 16 years)
£40 for children aged 12-15 (All children to be accompanied by a fee paying adult)
The course is designed for those who have little or no experience of dairy goats, but who are thinking of starting a dairygoat herd, whether it be just to supply the needs of friends and familly, or more ambitious large sale production.
The course provides an introduction to the wonderful world of dairy goats
This course deals exclusively with the 7 breeds of dairy goat, what breed to pick and why.
What to look for when choosing an individual animal. how to handle your goats and how to administer medications
We will cover the 5 freedoms of animal welfare with particular attention to the problems of heavy milking goats.
We will look at the problems in starting a dairy business, be it a small herd or a large one,
and of course we will show you how to milk a goat by hand.
We restrict the course to a maximum of 5 persons
to ensure everyone gets the most out of the course they can.
Every student receives a free copy of
'GOATKEEPING WITHOUT THE NONSENSE'
£75 for adults over (16 years of age)
£40 for children over 14 accompanying a fee paying adult
Suitable for ages 8 to 16
(we alter the course to suit individual needs.)
Meet some super friendly goats
Play Goaty games and do goaty puzzles
Groom a goat
Dare you face the "Milk a Goat Challenge"
Do loads of cool goatkeeping stuff and get a certificate to take home.
A great day out and you can tell your guardian you're laerning how to look after goats..
Bring outdoor clothes, pad, colouring pencils, stout shoes, an adult and a packed lunch.
Pop and biscuits provided
£100 per course, for up to 6 children and 2 adults,
(tutor C.R.B. approved)
choose your own date for a different day out in Devon
(DEVON BANK / SMALLHOLDERS STYLE)
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alternatively e-mail the date you would like
and we will do our best to arrange a course to suit you.
Once we have agreed a date, go to the web store to pay.
The tutor has a Bsc hons.
Qualified in adult education (City and guilds 7307 stages 1 and 2)
Certificate in accountancy
With decades of experience in smallholding, goatkeeping, and teaching.
For further details E-mail us at :- firstname.lastname@example.org
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