Stockman Development Scheme
What?: A combination of pig production workshops and visits to feed mills and abattoirs. The programme gives stockpeople an understanding of all aspects of breeding and finishing herd husbandry and an understanding of the supply chain.
These sessions are also available on an ad hoc basis, allowing attendees not wishing to complete the whole course can choose relevant sessions to attend.
Who?: Stockpeople, including new starters, who wish to improve their all-round knowledge of pig production and who may want to progress to become a supervisor/manager.
Qualification: Stockpeople will receive a certificate of attendance from AHDB Pork. (Stockpeople can also choose to be assessed for the Stage 2 Certificate of Competence qualification (see page 11), at the appropriate cost).
When?: Nine one-day sessions (workshops or visits) held over a nine-month period from October to June.
Cost: £210+VAT for the full course, including all workshops, visits and course handbooks. £30+VAT per workshop if attending single workshops on an ad hoc basis. Note: allied industry visits are not available on an ad hoc basis.