16. January 2020 - 8:00
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USU Sheep Shearing School 2020 | USU Animal Science Farm | Thursday, 16. January 2020

Sheep shearing has been part of farm life for as long as sheep have been part of the farm. Sheep provide valuable resources for clothing, rugs, insulation and many other products. However, qualified sheep shearers are becoming harder to find. After successfully completing this course you will be able to shear your own sheep, your neighbors’ animals, or refine your skills and become a professional sheep shearer.
This 3-day, hands-on course is ideal for beginners as well as advanced shearers. It is designed to teach shearing while maintaining high quality wool clip and minimizing stress to you and the sheep. You will also learn about shearing equipment, proper shearing clothing and exercises, equipment care and sharpening combs and cutters. Class size is limited to 15 students, so please consider early enrollment.
Instructors Shearing school participants will be taught by Doug Rathke, a certified instructor of the New Zealand Wool Board, and sheep shearer Anthony Steinfeldt, who has sheared sheep for small flock owners in Utah and Idaho for 28 years.
TUITION includes instruction materials and shearing DVD. (before midnight, January 11, 2020) $250 without continuing education credits $285 with continuing education credits and transcript
On-site registration (If there are spaces available) $275 without continuing education credits $310 with continuing education credits and transcript.
Contact: Tracy Hadfield, Utah State University, tracy.hadfield@usu.edu, 435-797-2875
Sponsors: Utah State University • Utah Wool Growers Association