Plumpton College At Flimwell
Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry
Recognised by the EU as one of the best Leader+Projects in the South East.
And - Highly Commended Campaign to Protect Rural England Sussex, Countryside Award 2011

rural business training
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Flimwell TN5 7PR
Netherfield TN33 9QB
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Plumpton College at Flimwell
Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry

The Woodland Enterprise Centre
Flimwell
TN5 7PR
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01580 879547

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Plumpton College
Ditchling Road
Plumpton, Lewes
East Sussex. BN7 3AE
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01273 890454

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Keeping Cattle
Starting a Beef Herd:
Equipment, housing, feeding, stock tasks, passports, eartags & marketing. Visit Sussex cattle at calving time.
Managing a Beef Herd:
Production planning, health plans, grazing systems, forage conservation, record keeping & adding value
Beef Butchery Demonstration:
Breaking the carcass down into muscle groups & discussing the various options for cutting & retailing.
On Farm Selection of Finished Livestock:
Selecting beef on the hoof and assessing carcass quality on the hook. Includes a visit to our coldstore and cutting room.
'Hoof to Hook':
Adding value to home produced meats, costs involved, rules and regulations, where to get the carcass processed, what to charge. Visit to a cold store and cutting room.
Level 2 Food Safety (formerly Basic Food Hygiene):
A one day accredited course, it is not necessary to have attained Level 1 before attending this Level 2. A valid food hygiene certificate is recommended prior to attending the butchery courses. The time for this course is 9.00am- 5.00pm

Course Format
Details of individual course formats and agendas are available in separate pdf's please download here:
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Keeping Sheep
Starting a Sheep Flock: Equipment, housing, feeding, stock tasks, paperwork, shepherd’s year, outlets for lambs, etc. Includes visiting a sheep flock in the lambing yard &/or the field.
Managing a Sheep Flock - Sheep Handling & Care:
Ewe nutrition particularly in the build up to lambing, health plans, making quality forage, clean grazing systems, marketing finished lambs & farm walk. Basic handling & moving sheep, turning over, foot trimming, injecting, hand dagging & condition scoring. A practical day.
Lambing:
Preparing for lambing, feeding the ewes, housing & equipment, lambing techniques, stock tasks, after care & turning out, & a visit to a lambing shed.
Sheep Shearing:
A practical three day course for beginners & improvers. Including the preparation of machines & presentation of wool for sale. A very practical day. Beginners recommended to do day 1 & 2 at least, improvers days 2 &/or 3.
Lamb Butchery:
A two day practical course covering carcass evaluation, butchery techniques & the tools required, the different cuts, & presenting cuts for sale.
On Farm Selection of Finished Livestock:
Selecting lambs on the hoof and assessing carcass quality on the hook. Includes a visit to our coldstore and cutting room.
'Hoof to Hook':
Adding value to home produced meats, costs involved, rules and regulations, where to get the carcass processed, what to charge. Visit to a cold store and cutting room.
Level 2 Food Safety (formerly Basic Food Hygiene):
A one day accredited course, it is not necessary to have attained Level 1 before attending this Level 2. A valid food hygiene certificate is recommended prior to attending the butchery courses. The time for this course is 9.00am- 5.00pm

Course Format
Details of individual course formats and agendas are available in separate pdf's please download here:
Click here for dates & booking form (pdf opens in new window)
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