Pig to Pork Course

£100.00

Myrddin Heritage introduction to pig keeping

Join Owen on our introduction to pig keeping course and learn how to raise pigs on a small scale. This pig keeping course is great if you’re planning to get your first pigs, if you have pigs and want to pick our brains or just want to spend a day with these curious animals.

Having set up Myrddin Heritage in 2018, we've grown from a hobby business to supplying a number of restaurants and delis across South Wales with our own free range pork, as well as having over 1,500 customers on our website.

At Myrddin Heritage we produce a range of fresh cut pork products, including sausages and bacon. We currently produce on a monthly basis and make everything fresh to order.

 

Here's what you'll learn:

 

In the barn:

The day will start with a hi from us and refreshments. The first half of the day will be based in our barn where we will go through all the basics to get you started. We will cover many topics including; 

  • What breed to get
  • How to set up a movement on or off your holding
  • What and how much feed to give

 

Break for a Smallholding lunch 🤠

 

In the field:

In the afternoon we will be outside with our Saddleback pigs. We'll talk about

  • How to safely handle and move pigs
  • What fencing to use
  • Raising pigs for meat or breeding
  • How to identify and treat any health issues.

 

This course is very practical and you will have lots of time to meet our Saddleback pigs (Remember to bring wellies)

 

Timing:

10am start until approximately 4pm. 

 

Weather:

If it's raining, we will keep going with the course so please check the weather and dress appropriately.

 

Cancellations:

We know things can come up, so if we receive 7 days notice, a 100% refund will be made. Unfortunately under 7 days wouldn't give us time to fill your position at our course therefore we will be unable to refund your course fee.