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Sheep Shearing School

Saturday, October 14, 2017
8:00am – 4:30pm

Storrs Campus
Beef Barn

The Connecticut Sheep Breeders Association Inc. in conjunction with the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension Service are again offering a one-day shearing school. Saturday, October 14, 2017 UConn Beef Barn (Livestock Unit 1) Horsebarn Hill Road 8am-4:30pm This program is offered for those individuals who have a strong interest in learning how to shear sheep and have a basic understanding of sheep husbandry and handling. As sheep shearing is a physically demanding skill, it is highly recommended that you be able to perform a squat and touch your toes without discomfort and hold for an extended amount of time. Class is limited to 12 students Preregistration is required: Deadline for registration is October 7 CSBA members and UConn student: $20.00 All others: $40.00 Audit course: $10.00 Send: Name, address, email and phone # along with registration fee payable to CSBA to: Kathy Robinson 743 Murdock Ave. Meriden, CT 06450 Instructor: Matt Best Equipment: provided Outline: 8am-classroom, introductions, registration, waivers, brief overview of the day. 8:30am-classroom, first principal of shearing, know the equipment. Shears, combs and cutters, shearing area, etc, Q and A. 10:30am- Laboratory, Handling sheep. Catching, proper position, leg work, shearing pattern. Second principal, know the pattern. Lunch (plenty of places to choose from!) Shearing, Third principal, know the contour of the animal. Close: 4:30pm Questions? or 860-966-9264


Extension (primary), Animal Science Department, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, Office of Public Engagement, UConn Master Calendar

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