Shearing Schools Announce 2018-19 Dates
August 31, 2018

A handful of American Sheep Industry Association-supported shearing schools have announced their dates for 2018 and 2019. In many cases, the schools are also supported by the state sheep associations in the states where they are conducted.

To receive ASI support, schools must be at least three days, include classroom time emphasizing proper animal handling techniques, and provide ASI with a roster of students. In addition to learning to shear in a hands-on manner, the schools offer teaching on equipment, animal welfare and staying in shape for the physically demanding task. Equipment is supplied, but students are often encouraged to bring any equipment they have, as well.

These schools offer training for a wide variety of students – from hobby farmers looking to shear their own flocks to those with aspirations of shearing professionally.