Date: December 6 (8 AM – 4 PM) & December 7 (8 AM – 1 PM)
Place: Sheep Unit, Arlington Agricultural Research Station, W4857 Meek Rd, Arlington, WI 53911
Instructors: Joe Huber – Wisconsin Dells, WI; Todd Taylor – Arlington WI; Dr. David Thomas – Madison WI
Our school will concentrate on teaching the widely accepted “pattern” of shearing which was first standardized over 40 years ago by the famous Godfrey Bowen of New Zealand. This pattern closely resembles the style commonly used by most American shearers. An advanced shearer using this pattern can shear a big, full-wooled ewe in less than 2 minutes. The purpose of our school is to teach the very basic skills needed to shear a sheep.
We also will briefly discuss equipment options and maintenance, alternative shearing techniques, and wool handling.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS NOVEMBER 26