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Fri, May 01


Lamb Shoppe & Wellness Center

MN Sheep Shearing School

Learn how to shear sheep!

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MN Sheep Shearing School
MN Sheep Shearing School

Time & Location

May 01, 2020, 8:30 AM – May 03, 2020, 4:30 PM

Lamb Shoppe & Wellness Center, 61231 MN-7, Hutchinson, MN 55350, USA

About the event

Dates: Friday-Sunday, May 1st - 3rd, 2020

Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

 Would you like to learn how to shear sheep? Whether you are a flock owner who is having a difficult time getting a shearer to come out or you have always wanted to do it yourself but were not sure where to start, this is the class for you. Take a weekend to learn sheep shearing. This class will give you the confidence to go home and get the job done. If you already know how to shear but are looking to take it to the next level, this class can do just that too! 

 Doug Rathke, a seasoned shearer, knows what it takes to learn the art of shearing and he knows what it takes to teach it on a level so it can be understood and retained. Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced shearer, there is something for everyone to learn. Many of those who have completed the course have gone on to earn additional income as custom shearers for nearby flocks. 

 What you will learn:

  • Preparing for shearing
  • Understanding & appreciation of shearing gear
  • Selecting combs & cutters
  • Setting up a hand piece
  • Setting up the shearing work area
  • Learning the basic shearing pattern and footwork
  • Learning how to properly sharpen your tools
  • Modifying the shearing pattern for different types of sheep

Students must have their own sheep shearing equipment as this is a hands-on school. Questions about equipment? Doug can help guide you.

Price includes lunch & snacks.

 Doug also offers private sessions. E-mail for more details on the one-on-one instruction and scheduling.  


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    $500 payable to Douglas Rathke - 61231 Hwy 7 W Hutchinson MN 55350

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