PIG TO PORK
Have you always fancied having a couple of weaners in order to produce your own delicious pork? Let Black Orchard take you through everything you need to know from the day you make the decision to buy weaners to the day you tuck into your own delicious, home-produced pork.
In the last two years Stephen and Sue of Black Orchard Large Blacks have established a successful pork and pig breeding business. They are experienced enough to have a wealth of knowledge, but new enough to remember the mistakes they made when setting up, and the things they wish someone had told them before they started.
They would love to share this knowledge and experience to help aspiring pig owners.
The day long course will not only take you through the legalities of owning pigs and everything you need to think about and do before they arrive and once you collect them, but will also explain the process of choosing an abattoir, what to expect on the day you take your pigs off, and selling and marketing your delicious pork afterwards.
If you want to raise weaners for meat and don't know where to start, this course is for you, and we hope you will find it pays for itself in increased sales.
The morning is spent in the classroom (aka our haybarn), then in the afternoon you will get the chance to spend lots of time with our gorgeous Large Blacks, helping with regular tasks such as moving piglets and strawing down arks. You can do as much or as little as you fancy.
The course includes a delicious lunch made with our own pork, tea and coffee, a ring binder with course notes and lifetime support following the course - if you have any queries or problems, we will be here for you.
All this for £99 per person, or £170 per couple, maximum of four people, entirely COVID safe.
The course runs from 0945 - around 1600
The next course will run on 31st July 2021
To book, please contact us at
Please note, this course will run whatever the weather, other than in the event of a severe weather warning, so dress appropriately (wellies are recommended). You might want to bring a change of clothes in case of rain / mud / piggy smells.
After the course there will be the opportunity to purchase herd and medicine books and freezer logs, and, if you wish, pork from our freezer.
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