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Sat, Jul 27


Exact Location is TBD

Ohio Sheep Shearing School

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Ohio Sheep Shearing School
Ohio Sheep Shearing School

Time & Location

Jul 27, 2019, 9:00 AM – Jul 28, 2019, 5:00 PM

Exact Location is TBD


About the event

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


  • Saturday July 27-28, 2019 - more details to come

    This course requires your own equipment. Questions about equipment? Doug can help guide you.

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

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