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University of Kentucky Sheep Sci Unit

Intermediate and Advanced Sheep Shearing School

University of Kentucky Sheep Sci Unit

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Intermediate and Advanced Sheep Shearing School

Time & Location

Apr 01, 8:00 AM – Apr 02, 5:00 PM

University of Kentucky Sheep Sci Unit, 1171 Midway Rd, Versailles, KY 40383, USA

About the event

Time & Location

Apr 01, 8:00 AM – Apr 02, 5:00 PM

University of Kentucky Sheep Sci Unit, 1171 Midway Rd, Versailles, KY 40383, USA

About the event

Sponsored by the Kentucky Sheep and Wool Producers Association, the Kentucky Natural Fiber Center and University of Kentucky Sheep Science Unit.

An Intermediate and Advanced Sheep Shearing School will be held Friday and Saturday, April 1 & 2 at the University of Kentucky Sheep Science Unit in Versailles, KY.

The school will be led by Doug Rathke, a professional sheep shearer from Minnesota.  As a national and international shearer and shearing event competitor, Doug is an excellent teacher and mentor for shearers who wish to improve their shearing time.  For more on Doug check out Lamb Shoppe LLC.

During the 2-Day course shearers will learn to properly position sheep, develop an understanding of the importance of shearer footwork and how to reduce the number of strokes used per animal. Shearers will be shown how to physically prepare for a day of shearing through stretching exercise.  In addition, participants will be instructed on best practices for sharpening combs and cutters as well as maintaining machinery.  Participants should bring their own shearing equipment (electric corded or shaft driven).  For this class shearers must be able to shear sheep without assistance.

The cost to attend the 2-Day course is $225.00.  The fee includes advanced instruction, daily lunches and break refreshments.  Participants are responsible for travel, lodging and additional meal expenses.  The class will be limited to 10 pre-registered shearers so those attending may get intensive instruction.

For more information please contact Kathy Meyer, 859-749-7594 or tonym243@bellsouth.net .

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