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Do you want to raise chickens? Then study Poultry with ACS Distance Education. This course will teach you about all aspects of poultry care and management and all types of poultry including chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese. You will learn:

  • How to house your chickens.
  • What the best feed is for the greatest yield
  • How best to water your chickens
  • Which are the best laying hens
  • How to keep happy and healthy chickens.

This course is not just for the backyard poultry hobbyist. It also covers everything commercial operators need to know about how to successfully manage a poultry farm. You will find out about large scale management, incubation, brooding, record keeping, economics and marketing your product. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS


Develop a foundation for a more natural and holistic approach to animal care

Would you like to work and care for animals in a more natural and holistic way? Want to avoid chemical toxicity and adverse reactions in your pets and children? Looking for a cleaner and healthier alternative to synthetic chemicals? Natural Animal Health Care can help you to do this. Read an article or find out more CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

Pig Husbandry (Swine)


A sound foundation course that helps develop a broad understanding of pig biology and production; covering such things as breeding and selection, feeding, diseases, boar management, managing the sow and litter, fattening pigs, record keeping and more.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS 



Aimed at professional and amateur graziers, the course provides you with the knowledge to run your sheep effectively and productively and will help you to develop your ability to independently analyse and make decisions about the management requirements of sheep.The course offers you the chance to understand more about the care and management of sheep. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS


We offer a wide range of articles and courses on Agriculture and more, our courses are all by distance education and can be taken anywhere in the world. Click below to find out more about your interests in farming and agriculture. On the left are links to free information and on the right are some links to our popular courses.




Dr. Gareth Pearce: Tutor BSc(Hons), BVSc, MA, MVetS, PhD, GradCertEd(HE), PGCertAqVetS, PGCertWLBio&Cons, DiplECPHM, MRCVS. Gareth has over 25 years of experience in teaching and research in agriculture, veterinary medicine, wildlife ecology and conservation in a variety of colleges and universities in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. He qualified as a veterinary surgeon at the Universities of Melbourne and Bristol, having previously graduated in Agricultural Science and gained a PhD in Livestock Behaviour and Production.
Marius Erasmus: Tutor

B.Sc.Agric., B.Sc.(Wildlife), M.Sc.Agric.Subsequent to completing a BSc (agric) degree in animal science, he completed an honours degree in wildlife management, and a masters degree in production animal physiology. Following the Masters degree, he has worked for 9 years in the UK, and South Africa; in wildlife management, dairy, beef and poultry farming.

This site is a great resource for links to other sites, to a whole range of free advice and information, and links to over 300 different distance education courses.  ACS provides distance education, video training, and on line studies to students worldwide (in over 50 countries. These include both short hobby courses and formal certificates, advanced certificates, associate diplomas, diplomas and advanced diplomas.  Distance Education courses are offered in Farming, Agriculture and Animal Health.Certificates and diplomas, internationally recognised and accredited through IARC.    There are lots of options for distance education including:

  • Animal Anatomy & Physiology (Animal Husbandry I)
  • Animal Diseases (Animal Husbandry II)
  • Animal Feed & Nutrition (Animal Husbandry III)
  • Animal Health Care
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Pet Care
  • Horse Care I, II and III
  • Equine Behaviour
  • Pasture Management
  • Aquaculture
  • Beef Cattle
  • Calf Rearing
  • Pigs
  • Sheep
  • Poultry
  • Dairy Cattle
  • Animal Breeding
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Organic Farming
  • Farm Management
  • Agricultural Marketing
  • Irrigation (Agricultural)
  • Irrigation Management (Ag)
  • Soil Management (Ag)
  • Certificate in Agriculture
  • Advanced Diploma in Agriculture 
  • Permaculture Systems
  • Advanced Permaculture
  • Organic Plant Culture
  • Commercial Organic Vegetable Growing
  • Self Sufficiency I
  • Self Sufficiency II
  • Alternative Energy
  • Mud Brick Construction
  • Healthy Buildings I
  • Healthy Buildings II
  • Hydroponics I
  • Hydroponic Management (Hydroponics II)
  • Certificate in Hydroponics
  • Cut Flower Production
  • Crops I (Outdoor Plant Production)
  • Commercial Vegetable Production
  • Soil Management Crops
  • Irrigation Crops
  • Protected Plant Production.
  • Mushroom Production
  • Fruit Production –Temperate
  • Fruit Production –Warm
  • Nut Production
  • Viticulture

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