A two-day sheep shearing school will be held at Shepherds Way LLC Farm in Locke, NY on March 11-12, 2017. Instruction will include the shearing pattern, blade sharpening techniques, physical fitness, hand piece maintenance and more. This school is for both beginners and advanced shearers.
The school is sponsored by the American Sheep Shearing Academy and will be instructed by Doug Rathke of Minnesota. Rathke is one of the top shearers in the United States and has had extensive training from the New Zealand Wools. Rathke is skilled at both machine and blade shearing.
The registration cost is $185 per person. The class will be limited to 20 students.
Deadline for registration is February 15, 2017.
If you are unable to attend the shearing school, but are still interested in learning more about sheep shearing an instructional DVD is available. This 90-minute “how-to” DVD is filled with useful tips and information on shearing. The cost of the DVD is $44.95 and may be obtained at the address below.
To register for the shearing school or to purchase the DVD send your name, mailing address, phone number, email address and a check or money order in US funds made payable to Doug Rathke and mail to Doug Rathke, 61231 Hwy 7 W, Hutchinson, MN 55350. www.LambShoppe.com. Call 320-587-6094 if you have any questions.