Connecting with the reality of farming animals for meat

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An engaging and practical hands-on experience

“Our courses are open to everyone, whatever their interest in meat or farming, whether or not they are already informed or skilled.”

All of our courses take place at our farm in Monmouthshire, where we raise traditional breeds of sheep, goats, cattle, pigs, chickens and rabbits for meat. The courses are run by Ruth Tudor and James Swift and are open to anyone, from those who know nothing about meat or farming to those who are well informed and / or skilled.

Each course is carefully planned with specific outcomes in mind and taking into account the composition of the group. It’s therefore helpful to know something about you in advance and so we ask you to fill in a short questionnaire when you apply for the course. If, for example, you are already able to do basic butchery you may want to discuss how we could progress your skills. Similarly if you are a smallholder or farmer or a chef you may want to have a similar conversation. Our aim is to be flexible and responsive.