Sat, Mar 11|
Stone & Thistle Farm
NY Sheep Shearing School 2023
East Meredith, NY
Time & Location
Mar 11, 8:30 AM – Mar 12, 4:30 PM
Stone & Thistle Farm, 1211 Kelso Road East Meredith NY 13757
About the event
Dates: Saturday, March 11 - Sunday, March 12, 2023
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.
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: $275 + $11 processing fee/person
Minimum of 10 students to hold the school.
Doug also offers private sessions. E-mail email@example.com for more details on the one-on-one instruction and scheduling.
Pay by Card
$275 (registration) + $11 (processing fee) = $286