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Stone & Thistle Farm

NY Sheep Shearing School 2023

East Meredith, NY

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NY Sheep Shearing School 2023
NY Sheep Shearing School 2023

Time & Location

Mar 11, 2023, 8:30 AM – Mar 12, 2023, 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 info@lambshoppe.com for more details on the one-on-one instruction and scheduling.

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