Are pigs for you? Croft & Smallholder Workshop (Inverurie)


This event is targeted at those who are thinking of keeping pigs and do not know where to start.

We are holding this event, as we feel there is a lack of knowledge exchange and events targeted towards pig keepers – most events are for those who keep sheep & cattle. As there are increasing numbers of crofters and smallholders, particularly new entrants, whose only livestock are pigs, these people would be all but excluded from FAS livestock events.

For those new to keeping pigs this will also be a valuable opportunity to get the best advice on land choice, stock choice and health issues. This will help to prevent welfare issues that can arise from a lack of knowledge of pigs’ particular requirements.


  • Kevin Rutland (SAC Consulting Pig specialist)
  • Ross Mackenzie (SAC Consulting Pig specialist)
  • Hannah Orr (SAC Vet)

Topics covered:

  • Land Choice
  • Introduction to Breeding and Rearing
  • Introduction to Feeding
  • Vet and Med

Lunch will be provided, but booking is essential for catering


Bookings are no longer available for this event.