An Introduction to Free Range Pig Farming - Online Course
This course is a combination of visual presentation, audio and a printed learning guide. Lee McCosker will personally guide you through every unit covered and will answer your questions on the dedicated Course Forum.
This is a self paced course and you can take six months to complete it or have it all done in one day if you are that keen. This course is in the same format as our one day workshop and the only difference is there will not be a visit with the pigs. Of course face to face presentations allow you to ask questions and take discussion in a different direction. That wont be any different here with a dedicated forum where you can ask any questions you like.
Participation in the course will also receive 6 months free full membership with complete access to the Australian Pig Farmers website.
A printed Learner Guide (text book) will be sent to you in the mail.
A statement of attainment will be issued upon successful completion of this course. This will mean you are half way to completing the full Certificate course and will only have to attend our Advanced Pig Handling Workshop to complete the full Certificate.
You will have instant access to the course and your full membership on completion of your registration.
Course Cost: $149.00
Once your application is complete, many more options will appear in our menu column. The Online Course page will then reveal our course presentation that includes visual and audio input, assessments and a course resource page with a dedicated forum for Learners only.
Filling the Demand for Free Range Pork
- · Drivers
- · Size of current industry
- · Current issues (labelling, definitions, certifications)
Meeting Legal Requirements (in Australia)
- · Council Approval for a Piggery
- · Environmental Management Plans
- · Meeting required competencies to handle pigs
- · Codes of Practice, Legislation and Guidelines
- Selling Pigs
A Holistic Approach to Pig Farming
- · Sustainable farming
- · Environmental Issues
Setting up a Free Range Piggery
- · Fencing
- · Housing
- · Water
- · Handling & Loading areas
Starting a Herd
- · What Size Herd to Make a Living?
- · Breeds and their suitability to free range
- · Herd Performance
Feeding Free Range Pigs
- · Pig Nutrition
- · Feeding for Performance
- Building a Brand
- · Farmers Markets
- · Selling Direct
- · Wholesalers