OSBPG Pig Keeping Course

Do you want to keep pigs? Not sure where to start? Confused about the Legalities and government requirement? The Oxford Sandy and Black Pig Group have built a course to enable people to learn about pig keeping, where to start, what to do etc. The Course was developed by one of our team – Michelle Anderson-Carroll and was premiered in February 2020 with very positive feedback, and we’re now rolling it out across the UK for our supporters.

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Duncan C. (scotland)
Thanks for a great day. Loads of really useful information and great hospitality. I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone thinking about getting pigs. 🙂


The pig keeping course is designed for those wanting to start out with pigs. It is a one day course with classroom and hands-on training. We provide you with all the training you need to make that first step;

This one day course will provide you with the knowledge you need to start out on your pig keeping journey.

During the course you will learn about;

  • Getting registered with the relevant government bodies
  • Record keeping for your pigs (Stock, Medicines, movements)
  • Building a suitable environment (fencing, housing bedding)
  • Pigs nutrition needs and your legal obligation in doing so.
  • Understand pig welfare, behaviours, needs, regular treatments
  • Get hands-on with some pigs

Whilst you are with us, there will be plenty of time for questions, we will provide refreshments, snacks and lunch. When the day is over you’ll also have access to a support network as you start along your journey.

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Ash S.(Scotland)
It was an Excellent Course, very informative with great hosts. Coupled with lots of information to bring home. Wonderful spending time with their amazing Oxford Sandy and Black Pigs. Thanks for all your efforts


The course will start at 10am and finish around 4pm and costs £95 per person. The courses are run with a maximum of 6 people to ensure you get the most from the day and will be hosted all over the UK. The map below shows you our current offerings, but we’re adding more all the time.

Available Dates

Saturday 4th April 2020 –  Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Saturday 25th April 2020 –  Achvraid, Flichity, Farr, Inverness-Shire 
Saturday 9th May 2020 –  Wheatley Park, Lewdown, Devon
Saturday 25th July 2020 –  Frampton West, Lincolnshire

If you would like to book a place, please complete our online form using the button below and following the instructions. Please note, payment for your place(s) is required to confirm your place, details on how to do this are provided

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