A Sheep Shearing School and a Certified Wool Classing School are scheduled for Nov. 17-20 at the Hettinger Research Extension Center in Hettinger, N.D.
The focus of the schools is to provide the U.S. sheep industry with trained shearers and wool classers who can assist in improving the quality of the domestic wool clip, which is imperative to American wool becoming more competitive and available in the international as well as domestic markets.
Additional information for either North Dakota course can be obtained by contacting Christopher Schauer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 701-567-4323.
A shearing school is also scheduled for Dec. 5-7 at South Dakota State University. Instructors will cover topics including professional shearing pattern, equipment maintenance and repair and wool handling and preparation.
Information about the school, including a registration form, is available at www.sdstate.edu/ars/species/sheep/extension/sheep-shearing-school.cfm.