California Wool Handling Schools
April 5, 2013

Two wool handling schools will be held in California in May. Ron Cole, wool education coordinator for the American Sheep Industry Association, will be leading the courses. 
 
Wool science 101, factors determining wool value, basics of wool handling and wool quality improvement programs are topics that will be covered on the first day of the training. The second day provides hands-on activities including shearing site set-up, fleece preparation, classing skirting and fleece comparisons. A variety of sheep will be shorn on this day to give participants hands-on experience with many different types of fleeces. 
 
Dan Macon of Flying Mule Farm is hosting the May 11-12 class in Auburn, Calif. To register for this session, contact Dan at flyingmule@wavecable.com. The May 25-26 will be held in Eureka, Calif., and additional information can be obtained by contacting Jill Hackett at 707-845-0752 or jill@ferndalefarms.com.