Stockperson Development Scheme

A series of workshops, delivered by technical experts, covering each stage of pig production from service to slaughter.

The sessions focus on basic knowledge and everyday tasks and is aimed at industry newcomers or those wanting to refresh their knowledge. The sessions are interactive and encourage the sharing of knowledge and practices. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance and the training can help individuals towards the Stage 2 Certificate of Competence qualification in Pig Husbandry Skills, run by City & Guilds.

Course dates

Gypsy Hill Hotel, Gipsy Hill Lane, Exeter EX1 3RN

6 November 2019 Gilt management
4 December 2019 Service and dry sow management
15 January 2019 Farrowing management
5 February 2020 Weaner management
4 March 2020 Finisher management 1
1 April 2020 Finisher management 2
29 April 2020 Safe use of veterinary medicines

Winchester Royal Hotel, St Peter Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8BS

30 October 2019 Gilt management
20 November 2019 Service and dry sow management
8 January 2019 Farrowing management
12 February 2020 Weaner management
11 March 2020 Finisher management 1
8 April 2020 Finisher management 2
6 May 2020 Safe use of veterinary medicines

Best Western Cedar Hotel & Restaurant , Needham Rd, Stowmarket IP14 2AJ

15 October 2019 Gilt management
5 November 2019 Service and dry sow management
26 November 2019 Farrowing management
17 December 2019 Weaner management
21 January 2020 Finisher management 1
25 February 2020 Finisher management 2
24 March 2020 Safe use of veterinary medicines

Best Western George Hotel, Station Street, Swaffham PE37 7LJ

15 October 2019 Gilt management
3 December 2019 Service and dry sow management
11 December 2019 Farrowing management
7 January 2020 Weaner management
4 February 2020 Finisher management 1
3 March 2020 Finisher management 2
31 March 2020 Safe use of veterinary medicines

Uncle Henrys,Grayingham Grange Farm, B1205, Gainsborough DN21 4JD

22 October 2019 Gilt management
19 November 2019 Service and dry sow management
10 December 2019 Farrowing management
22 January 2020 Weaner management
4 February 2020 Finisher management 1
3 March 2020 Finisher management 2
31 March 2020 Safe use of veterinary medicines

Sandburn Hall, Scotchman Lane, Flaxton, York YO60 7RB

23 October 2019 Gilt management
20 November 2019 Service and dry sow management
11 December 2019 Farrowing management
8 January 2020 Weaner management
5 February 2020 Finisher management 1
4 March 2020 Finisher management 2
8 April 2020 Safe use of veterinary medicines


Upcoming sessions

Additional information

Sessions usually run as a half-day, starting with lunch at 12:30pm and finishing at 5:00pm.

The full course cost is £210+ VAT for levy payers or £700+ VAT for non levy payers.

Workshops can also be attended on an ad-hoc basis at a cost of £35+VAT per session.

To book a place, complete the training application form below.

Training application form

Payment is due 14 days prior to the course/sessions starting.

If you are interested in taking part in a future course, email Pork.Training@ahdb.org.uk