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Sheep shearing school is set for Dec. 7-9 at SDSU

BROOKINGS, SD – A sheep shearing school is set for Dec. 7-9 at South Dakota State University (SDSU) in Brookings, SD.

The training will take place at the SDSU Sheep Unit located on Medary Avenue 1.5 miles north of the U.S. Highway 14 bypass in Brookings. South Dakota Extension Sheep Specialist Jeff Held will be one of the instructors, along with professional sheep shearers Curt Olson of Montana and Wade Kopren of South Dakota.

Instructors will cover topics including professional shearing pattern, equipment maintenance and repair, and wool handling and preparation.

The instructional fee is $150 per person and it includes a course handbook and DVD. New educational materials developed by the American Wool Council – Sheep Shearing Task Force will be used in the shearer training. The school is limited to 10 students, experienced and non-experienced. The deadline to register is Nov. 28. Information about the school, including a registration form, is available at http://www.sdstate.edu/ars/species/sheep/extension/sheep-shearing-school.cfm.

Or register by sending your contact information and payment to South Dakota Sheep Shearing Program, Box 2170, Brookings, SD 57007.

Contact Jeff Held for more information at 605-688-5433 or e-mail him at Jeffrey.Held@sdstate.edu.

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The program is sponsored by the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association’s Wool Committee with cooperation from South Dakota Extension.

BROOKINGS, SD – A sheep shearing school is set for Dec. 7-9 at South Dakota State University (SDSU) in Brookings, SD.

The training will take place at the SDSU Sheep Unit located on Medary Avenue 1.5 miles north of the U.S. Highway 14 bypass in Brookings. South Dakota Extension Sheep Specialist Jeff Held will be one of the instructors, along with professional sheep shearers Curt Olson of Montana and Wade Kopren of South Dakota.

Instructors will cover topics including professional shearing pattern, equipment maintenance and repair, and wool handling and preparation.

The instructional fee is $150 per person and it includes a course handbook and DVD. New educational materials developed by the American Wool Council – Sheep Shearing Task Force will be used in the shearer training. The school is limited to 10 students, experienced and non-experienced. The deadline to register is Nov. 28. Information about the school, including a registration form, is available at http://www.sdstate.edu/ars/species/sheep/extension/sheep-shearing-school.cfm.

Or register by sending your contact information and payment to South Dakota Sheep Shearing Program, Box 2170, Brookings, SD 57007.

Contact Jeff Held for more information at 605-688-5433 or e-mail him at Jeffrey.Held@sdstate.edu.

The program is sponsored by the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association’s Wool Committee with cooperation from South Dakota Extension.

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