Wisconsin Shearing School
October 4, 2013

Wisconsin's annual Beginning Sheep Shearing School will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7-8, at the Sheep Unit, Arlington Agricultural Research Station, Arlington, Wisc. 
 
The school will cover basic shearing skills including sheep handling, shearing positions, wool handling and equipment care and maintenance. The cost is $75 per participant with all equipment being furnished. Participants are welcome to bring their own shearing equipment if they wish. 
 
The registration deadline is Nov. 15 and enrollment will be limited to the number of students the space can accommodate. The school is organized by the Department of Animal Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Cooperative Extension, University of Wisconsin-Extension; and the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative. 
 
For additional information and to obtain registration information, contact Todd Taylor at 608-846-5858 or toddtaylor@wisc.edu.