Training

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If you are a trainer, we would like to hear from you. If you want to run a DASH training course or advertise your course in our training calender let us know.

Sunday 31st October 10am - 4.30pm Goatkeeping

with Peter Oldfield
We will deal with handling and behavior around the goats, what to look for in a good goat, drenching, injecting, pour ons, hoof trimming, and milking a goat. We will cover the 5 freedoms including changing nutrition around the year, constructing a suitable goat barn, bedding, penning, registering with a vet and legal formalities. Peter has over thirty years experience of keeping goats, and has taught goatkeeping to over 1000 pupils from all around the globe. His goats are some of the friendliest on the planet and are Golden Guernseys and Pygmys together with a huge, 20 stone plus, boer goat who still thinks he is a kid.
Price: £85
Provided: Tea and coffee will be available.
What you need to bring: Bring your own lunch. Wear stout shoes and a jumper if its cold, the course is all undercover.
Venue: EX22 6LJ
This is a DASH course, to book please email training@devonsmallholders.co.uk

Saturday 6th November 10am - 4pm Poultry Keeping for Beginners

with Gillian Dixon
This is an introductory course for the beginner, covering choosing & handling birds, housing, feeding, daily care, rearing & common poultry health problems. See chicks hatching. Visit a variety of poultry breeds - including chicken, ducks, & geese. There will be an opportunity to handle birds.
Price: £85
Provided: Teas, coffees, soft drinks, biscuits
What you need to bring: Packed lunch, clean outdoor clothes & wellies
Venue: Northlew, near Hatherleigh EX20 3PS
This is a DASH course, to book please email training@devonsmallholders.co.uk

Sunday 21st November 10am - 4pm Sheep Keeping

with Gillian Dixon
A beginner's guide to sheep keeping including, current regulations, choosing a breed, feeding, annual management, handling, health problems - touches on lambing but this is covered in greater depth in the Lambing course. There will also be a practical session when you will meet the sheep. This will cover equipment, signs of good and poor health, foot trimming, dagging, worming, ear tagging, injecting and loading sheep.
Price: £85
Provided: Teas, coffees, soft drinks, biscuits
What you need to bring: Packed lunch, clean outdoor clothes & wellies, dagging shears & foot trimmers if you have them & want to get hands on.
Venue: Northlew, near Hatherleigh EX20 3PS
This is a DASH course, to book please email training@devonsmallholders.co.uk

Chainsaw training will not be available through DASH as the occasional user course that we ran in the past is no longer certified by NPTC.