Fresh Start Pig Academy

The Fresh Start Pig Academy, which launched in 2011 is an award winning* initiative designed to support and provide business knowledge to entrants who are new to pig farming. It is an opportunity for anyone of any background or age to consider -

Are you a student?

Would you like to set up your own business and thinking about how pigs could work for you?

Are you looking for a new enterprise?

Pigs complement an existing farming operation and is a business in its own right.

Are you at College?

Would you like to host a Fresh Start Pig Academy course and provide your students with invaluable information for their future?

Fresh Start 2015

Fresh start 2015 will be held at Askham Bryan College in Yorkshire. The course will kicks off on the 11th of February and consist of 6 sessions finishing up on the 18th of March. We are currently finalising the details however to register your intrest;



Read the Bowman’s story,  Making a farming fresh start who attended the 2012 course

*The Fresh Start Pig Academy was awarded the ‘Training Initiative of the Year’ at the 2012 Pig and Poultry Marketing Awards.

View the coverage on the 2011 Fresh Start launch on BBC Breakfast News

2011 Fresh Start launch on BBC Breakfast news