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Fri, Apr 28


Lamb Shoppe & Wellness Center

MN Sheep Shearing School Spring 2023

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MN Sheep Shearing School Spring 2023
MN Sheep Shearing School Spring 2023

Time & Location

Apr 28, 9:00 AM – Apr 30, 5:00 PM

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


About the event

Dates: Friday-Sunday, April 28-30th, 2023

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This 3-day sheep shearing school is great for beginners and also for those who want to improve their current shearing skills. 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. 

This class will give you the confidence to start shearing your own flock or take it to the next level and earn income by shearing for others.

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. Call or text him at 320-583-7281.

Price includes lunch & snacks.

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





  • Pay by Check ($495)


    $495.00 made payable to the 'Lamb Shoppe' and send to 61231 Hwy 7 W Hutchinson MN 55350.




  • Pay by a Credit Card


    $495 (registration) + $15 (processing fee) = $510






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