Organic Livestock Farming

An approach to animal production which benefits the environment, animal welfare, human health and farm economics

Organic farming avoids the use of artificial chemicals, with animals also given access to the outdoors and kept in living conditions that accommodate their natural behaviour. The organic movement started in the 1950s in reaction to land being cleared by large machinery and harmful chemicals to enable large-scale food production and the industrialisation of the farming process. With the introduction of organic certification and the growth of the organic farming sector and demand for organic products, this method of farming is here to stay. This course teaches the principles and techniques of organic livestock farming. You will study topics including how to convert to organic production and meet the standards criteria; the importance of manure and rotational systems; feeding organic stock; housing standards; disease prevention; and marketing organic meat. The course can provide a route into a farming career and is also ideal for those already working in livestock farming who wish to convert to organic production or for leisure learners with a keen interest in this subject.

  • An course that provides a detailed understanding of organic livestock farming and how to convert to organic production
  • Flexible home-study learning so you can fit your learning around your work and life
  • Quality course material and excellent tutor support – to help you achieve your goals
  • On successful completion you will receive an HCC Certificate
  • Suitable for both amateurs and professionals
  • No previous experience needed

How the course works

Your first set of course materials will be sent to you when you enrol. You can start as soon as you want and progress through the course at your own pace, studying when and where you choose.

This flexibility makes it easy to fit learning around work and family commitments.

The extensive course materials have been developed by organic farming experts and are clear and straightforward, so your studying is easy and enjoyable. As you complete each lesson, your tutor will promptly return your marked assignment with constructive feedback and guidance. (You can also contact your tutor or the support team for help at any point during your studies.)

The course includes all the required study materials.

There is no formal examination. On successful completion you will be awarded an HCC Certificate. You have 2 years to complete the course.

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