The annual Beginning Sheep Shearing School will be held on Dec. 1-2 at the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison Sheep Unit within the Arlington Agricultural Research Station. The school will cover basic shearing skills including sheep handling, shearing positions, wool handling and equipment care and maintenance.
The cost to attend the training program will be $75 per participant, which includes the necessary equipment.
The school is organized by the Department of Animal Sciences at the UW-Madison, Cooperative Extension, UW-Extension and the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative.
For more information or to register, call 608-846-5858. The registration deadline is Nov. 1.
Reprinted in part from Wisconsin Ag Connection