Rare Breeds Department

Rare Breeds Department

This is our newest department, created in August 2007 in response to the fantastic and ever-expanding Rare Breeds Centre located on the farm adjacent to the Training Centre. The department provides a great opportunity for the trainees to get close to these amazing creatures combining hard work, responsibility and exercise with enormous amounts of fun.

Work in the Rare Breeds Department is very much a hands-on experience for the trainees on how the animals on the farm are cleaned and cared for.  For this the department needs to work closely with the Farm manager's team who operate the rare breed centre.

The department cleans the pens for all the animals, changing the hay and feed in the goat's pens, changing and caring for the rabbits, clearing the chicken and turkey hutches, mucking out the pigsties and everything in between.