Thursday, December 16, 2010

Shearing School for Beginners

There will be a Shearing School for Beginners on Friday and Saturday, March 18-19, 2011, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ridgely Thompson Farm at 1942 Uniontown Road, Westminster, MD 21157.

David Greene (L)
The registration fee is $80 per person and includes a copy of ASI's Sheep Shearing Notebook and an instructional DVD. Pre-registration is required.  No registrations will be accepted after March 14. Participation is limited to the first 25. The minimum age is 16.

The New Zealand method of shearing will be taught. Shearing machines will be provided.  Blade shearing will not be taught. Instructors are David Greene, Dr. Richard Barczewski, and Aaron Geiman.

The schools are sponsored by University of Maryland and Delaware Extension, the Maryland Sheep Breeders Association, and the Delaware Sheep and Wool Producers Association.

Checks should be made payable to the Carroll County Extension Advisory Council and mailed to David L. Greene, 2014 White Hall Road, White Hall, MD  21161-9712.

Download registration form

1 comment:

meade_co said...

Black Hills Stock Show will have a sheep shearing contest in Rapid City, SD Jan 30 at 10 AM. last year they had about 40 shearers of various degrees of experience. From Beginers to professional. Demonstrations with a crank powered machine and hand shearers