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Sat, Mar 12


Stone & Thistle Farm

NY Sheep Shearing School 2022

East Meredith, NY

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NY Sheep Shearing School 2022
NY Sheep Shearing School 2022

Time & Location

Mar 12, 2022, 8:30 AM – Mar 13, 2022, 4:30 PM

Stone & Thistle Farm, 1211 Kelso Road East Meredith NY 13757


About the event

Dates: Saturday, March 12 - Sunday, March 13, 2022

Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Location: Stone & Thistle Farm, 1211 Kelso Road East Meredith NY 13757

Instructor: Doug Rathke

This 2-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 him at 320-583-7281.

Registration: $225/person. 

Max of 20 students. 

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


  • Pay by Check ($225)

    $225 check made to the "Lamb Shoppe". Mail to 61231 Hwy 7 W Hutchinson, MN 55350

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  • Pay by Credit

    $225 (registration) + $10 (processing fee) = $235

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