2018 Beginning Sheep Shearing School

(Arlington, WI) The annual Beginning Sheep Shearing School will be held on Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2, 2018 at the Sheep Unit, Arlington Agricultural Research Station, Arlington, WI.

The school will cover basic shearing skills including sheep handling, shearing positions, wool handling, and equipment care and maintenance. Cost of the school will be $100.00 per participant. All equipment will be furnished. Participants can bring their own shearing equipment if they wish. Registration includes lunch both days.

Lodging is not included, but a list of local hotels will be provided. Please contact Todd Taylor (608-846-5858, toddtaylor@wisc.edu) with questions and to obtain registration information.

The registration deadline is November 12, 2018, and enrollment will be limited to the number of students the space can accommodate.

The school is organized by the Department of Animal Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative.