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Pig Keeping Course

near Battle, East Sussex   

• Pig keeping day course at a farm in East Sussex
• Learn all about keeping pigs in your garden
• Lots of hands-on time with the pigs in their sty
• Course includes a lunch - with pork on the menu!
Garden Pig Keeping



What's Included

• An one day introductory course about keeping pigs
• All topics regarding small scale pig keeping will be covered
• Learn about pig breeds, characteristics and qualities
• Become familiar with the legalities of keeping pigs
• Understand the welfare, needs and feeding requirements of pigs
• Course notes will be provided
• Hands-on time with the pigs as well as classroom learning
• Refreshments and lunch will be provided

What Can I Expect

Get piggy with it on a pig keeping course in East Sussex! Whether you're thinking about keeping pigs, or you just love pigs, these one-day courses on a working farm between Battle and Bexhill are totally for you.

These pig-tastic experiences are hosted by farmer Ben de Havilland. He rears rare-breed pigs to supply his street food business, as well as local restaurants and individual customers too. Anyone who has eaten his pork products knows that his meat is of the highest quality and the reason is simple: happy pigs!

The first question you'll probably have about keeping pigs in your garden or smallholding is 'how much space do I need?'. This will be covered by Ben, along with legal and health side of things, so you know where you stand if you fancy having pigs as pets or for their meat.

There'll also be plenty of time spent with the pigs in their pen. You'll find out how your organic waste will be a feast for your pigs and what else they need for a balanced diet. You'll chat about which breeds are best for which purpose. Where they live will also be covered, from what you need to do about fencing, to providing shelter for your pigs. And then there's question of what happens next…

Yep, Percy the Pig may very well end up as sausages. Ben will give you lots of advice on preparing your pig for the abattoir. The thing to remember here is that your pig was as happy as a pig in the proverbial and the meat is sustainable and without doubt tastier than anything you could buy in a supermarket, with the advantage that you know exactly where it came from.

These pig keeping courses in East Sussex are all about rearing your own pigs in a wholesome, sustainable way. It could be part of your plan to be more self-sufficient, or simply that you've always wanted to keep a pig as a pet. Ben will talk you through the trials and tribulations of keeping pigs in a fun and informative way. Just remember to bring your wellies, you're going into the pigsty!


2020 Dates
• Saturday 8th August

• Courses start at 9.30am and finish at 4.30pm


• Catsfield, near Battle, East Sussex

Suitable For

• Suitable for all ages
• Under 16s must be accompanied by a participating adult


• Spectators are not permitted

Anything Else

• Please bring waterproof wellingtons or boots along with you that you are happy to place in a foot dip
• Waterproof or suitable outdoor clothing should be worn
• Please bring along a notebook and a pen
• If you have any dietary requirements please make these known when booking this experience
• Courses take place in groups, maximum 10 people
Delivery TypeDelivery TimePrice
Standard DeliveryEstimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day*£1.95
Weekly Special DeliveryGuaranteed next working day£7.50
Saturday Special DeliverySaturdays Only£11.70
European Delivery3 - 5 working days£4.50
Rest of World Delivery5 - 7 working days£6.50

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

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Vouchers are usually valid for 12 months from the date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) and shall become invalid on the expiry date. The expiry date is set out on the Voucher. Vouchers may be extended for a further 12 months on payment of an admin fee of £10 plus any increase that may have taken place for that activity since the original date of purchase. Please note that some Vouchers cannot be extended; this will be stated on the Voucher. PLEASE NOTE: You must book and take your experience before the before the expiry date of the voucher.
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