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Sheep Shearing School

Saturday, October 26, 2019
8:00am – 4:30pm

Storrs Campus
Livestock Unit 1

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: Natalie Cohen, Secretary 36 Broad Brook Road Ellington, CT 06029   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?  hillviewdorpers@gmail.com or 860-819-8339

Contact:

extension@uconn.edu

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

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