Prime purebred mutton from the hills of the Yorkshire Dales
Made with Xara
The Swaledale Mutton Company, in association with Berry’s Farm Shop in
Swinithwaite near Leyburn, , are now able to offer brand new Smallholder
These courses are designed for anyone who wants to learn how to look
after livestock, either as part of a smallholding enterprise or just as large
pets! These courses are also fantastic just to learn how Sheep and other
livestock are cared for!
Suitable for prospective shepherds of any experience or background. No
prior knowledge is necessary!
To book, simply give us a ring or send an email
A comprehensive course for novice sheep keepers. This full day course
covers: Fields and Grazing Breeding and Lambing Paperwork Basic
Equipment Manual Handling Feeding Health and Disease
About the Courses
This course is held on our small farm in the village of Swinithwaite, near
Leyburn, within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Much of the day will be spent outside, looking at the practicalities of land
and fencing, equipment and grass. There will also be a significant amount
of hands-on sheep work, so old clothing and good boots or shoes are
recommended. A sunhat/rain jacket are also a good idea, depending on
Some of the course will also take place in a converted barn, where we will
look at the equipment necessary to keep sheep happy and healthy, but
also to look at the inevitable paperwork that modern farming has in
The course also includes a fantastic lunch and refreshments provided by
Berry’s Farm Shop in the village, which may even contain some of our
This course is intended for anyone who already has or wants to keep
sheep, or indeed anyone interested in finding out more about the
economic heart of the Yorkshire Dales.
Please contact us if you have any questions, would like to discuss the
course in more detail or would like to book a place. Availability is very
limited due to the hands-on nature of these courses, so don’t delay!
Only £70 per person
Lunch is provided by Berry’s Farm Shop,