Friday, January 22, 2010

2010 Shearing Schools

The 2010 Maryland-Delaware Beginning Sheep Shearing School will be held Friday and Saturday, March 26 and 27, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Ridgely Thompson's farm at 1942 Uniontown Road, Westminster, MD 21157. A school for advanced shearers (those who have attended previous schools and sheared at least 150 sheep) will be held Saturday, April 3, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the same location.

For the beginning school, the registration fee is $80 per person and includes a copy of ASI's Sheep Shearing Notebook and instructional DVD. The registration deadline is March 17. Participation is limited to the first 25. The registration fee for the advanced school is $25 per person. The registration deadline is March 26. Participation is limited to the first 10.

The New Zealand method of shearing will be taught. Shearing machines will be provided.  Blade shearing will not be taught.

The schools are sponsored by University of Maryland and Delaware Extension, the Maryland Sheep Breeders Association, and the Delaware Sheep and Wool Producers Association. Instructors are David Greene, Dr. Richard Barczewski, and Aaron Geiman.

Download flyer for beginners' school
Download flyer for advanced school

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