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So you’ve decided on Sheep for your property. But what do you do next? How should you prepare for and look after them? What do they need, what do you need to do to keep them? What are the right breeds for your farm or property? This two-day workshop will provide you with a complete range of information you need to farm sheep. It is designed to give the participants an understanding of what they should know if they want to run a small flock on their land and what their responsibilities are.Find out more »
This is the perfect workshop for anyone wishing to raise cattle and care and manage them in a humanly and sustainably. There will be practical hands on experiences with cows such as handling and moving; milking; injecting; and many more. The workshop includes a visit to an operational farm in the area to see cattle yards; watering systems; different types of fencing including permanent and electric fencing; and cattle husbandry in practice.Find out more »
As part of our rural skills series we are delighted to offer this unique Welding for Women workshop.
Welding is an essential skill for people living in rural locations who want to be self-reliant and save themselves potential costs. By the end of the day you will walk away with a repertoire of skills to enable you to perform general maintenance, repair and restore metal around your property, on the farm or just simply to allow you to get creative with metal.
This workshop is about helping you to keep your poultry so they are sustainable in all senses of the word. Meeting the needs of the chicken is especially important in being able to achieve this and to be able to design appropriate housing; provide nutritious food; ensure good health all in a cost effective and sustainable way that makes them productive, low maintenance and healthy.Find out more »
This introductory one day workshop will walk you through the information you need to ensure you are a responsible bee keeping, demystifying what can appear to be a complex and challenging art. Whether you are an urban garden or broadacre farmer, a practicing beekeeper or a total beginner, you will definitely benefit from this workshop. The workshop includes both theory and practical sessions. Participants will get hands on experience opening and handling a hive.Find out more »