This course is aimed at preparing candidates for the advanced shearing course run by the CCWG and is supported by both the CCWG and Ontario Sheep. It’s a hands on course that teaches the New Zealand Wool Board way of handling and shearing sheep. Students will be taught with flex drops and hand pieces supplied by the instructors. Students are encouraged to bring their own equipment for the last two hours. All shearing will be done with plain jane combs with no hooks.
What you will learn: equipment setup, shearing pattern, staying healthy shearing, sheep handling, wool handling
When: September 26, 27 and 28, 2017
The Tuesday night will be a 2 to 3 hour classroom session starting at 6:00PM. Wednesday and Thursday will be hands on shearing from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: This course will be held at the farm of Dean & Ellen Cottrell near Alliston
Meals and accommodations:
Meals: Smoko’s & lunch will be provided.
Accommodations , breakfast, and supper are not provided. We will have a meal provided for us on Wednesday night after a chance to clean up after shearing.
Cost: $400 A non-refundable registration fee of $200 is required at the time of registration.
Contact: Peter Kudelka, Box 39, Mitchell, Ontario, N0K 1N0
(519) 348-4266 or cell (519) 274-2050