Sheep Shearing Workshop

New producers and future producers should plan to attend a Sheep Shearing Workshop!
Sheep Shearing Workshop - Workshops
Language: English
$90.00

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Description

When: Mon., Sep. 10, 2018 (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Tue., Sep. 11, 2018 (5:00 PM - 8:30 PM)

Where: Penn State Beef & Sheep Center
Orchard Rd.
State College, Pennsylvania 16803

registration deadline: September 6, 2018
11:59 p.m.

New producers and future producers should plan to attend this two-day Sheep Shearing Workshop! Participants will learn the basics of sheep shearing and how to select and care for shearing equipment.

To Be Covered

  • Wool Handling
  • Clipper & Blade Care
  • Clipper & Blade Selection
  • Hands-on Shearing

Attire

Equipment is furnished, please wear work clothes and bring gloves.

What will you learn?
  • The basics of sheep shearing
  • How to select and care for shearing equipment

Agenda

Monday, September 10, 2018
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

05:00 pm Registration Participants are asked to eat before they arrive as there is no time scheduled during the workshop for a meal.

05:15 pm Welcome / Introductions

05:30 pm Overview

  • Handout Materials
  • Basic Management Topics
  • Why Do We Shear?
  • Examine Clippers & Blades
  • Clipper Maintenance

06:00 pm Start Shearing!

05:00 pm Check-in Participants are asked to eat before they arrive as there is no time scheduled during the workshop for a meal.

05:15 pm Review

05:30 pm Shear!

08:30 pm Final Thoughts

Instructors

Livestock Production and Marketing Sheep Shearing General Livestock Management Forage Management Business Management Pasture Weed Identification

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