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Sheep Husbandry     £95

Max 6 people

All the basics of keeping sheep including plenty of practical, hands on experience guided by experienced shepherds Brian and Dunja.  Comprehensive course handouts provided.


  1. Health and safety and Zoonoses
  2. What you need to know to be legal
  3. Choosing your breed
  4. Preparing your farm for sheep
  5. Record keeping
  6. Flock health plan
  7. Routine care
  8. Nutrition
  9. Land and housing management
  10. Common health problems
  11. Sheep handling skills
  12. Buying and selling sheep
  13. Further sources of information

For available dates see the calendar

Sheepdog experience £25

Customer feedback: Recently spent a fascinating few hours in the capable hands of Brian the shepherd and his amazing dogs, Scott, Ben and Beau...We all took out turns at instructing the dogs and only once did a couple of sheep try and hide behind a tree!  All in all a great day out.” July 2017

Max 6 people

Come and learn the skills to work a sheep dog with Brian and Dunja Roberts on our traditional hill farm in the Black Mountains near Crickhowell. You will accompany Brian on his routine on the farm:

  • move the sheep with the help of a working collie
  • learn traditional sheepdog commands
  • have a go at working the dog yourself
  • biscuits and refreshments in the farmhouse
  • a chance to chat to Brian and Dunja about life on a hill farm

Times:  10.30 am to 12 noon

Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult.  A reasonable level of fitness is required.  Please bring suitable footwear and clothing (wellington boots/hiking boots, waterproof jacket).

For available dates see the calendar

General information

Day workshop times are 10am to 4.30pm. All materials, tools and equipment are provided.  Morning and afternoon refreshments are included but please bring a packed lunch.  If you prefer you may go down to the tea rooms in Cwmdu where you will find delicious lunches served!

Half day workshop times are 10am to 1pm or 2pm to 5pm.

To book, please get in touch or telephone 01874 730907. By booking onto a course you are agreeing to the terms and conditions.

Payment methods:  BACS, cheque, cash or debit/credit card.

Group tuition cost varies depending on the workshop. Individual tuition:  £28 per hour.

If you would like to attend a workshop or have individual tuition but cannot make the advertised dates, please contact me and we can make alternative arrangements.