Advanced shearing school in Brush, Colo. weekend of Feb. 5-7 |

Advanced shearing school in Brush, Colo. weekend of Feb. 5-7

An advanced shearing school is being offered for shearers currently shearing 100+ sheep per day who want to increase productivity, footwork, style and efficiency.

The class will be held on Feb. 5-7 at the Morgan County Fairgrounds, in Brush, Colo., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Shearers across the country selected Alex Moser, Mike Hagans and Wade Kopren to instruct this advanced class.

A Let’s Grow Grant funded the shearing-training trailer that will be used. It is set up with five shearing stands and Heiniger hard shafts and motors, plus cutters and combs. The chutes and runs will be set up indoors in an all-weather facility. Feedlot lambs weighing approximately 100 pounds will be used for this three-day course.

Lunch will be provided each day. Class size is limited to the first 12 shearers who register and pay the $300 instruction fee. This is an excellent opportunity to improve your shearing abilities under the guidance of three of the best shearers in the United States. This training is only a day’s drive away from the National Shearing Contest being held in Rapid City, S.D., on Feb. 4.

Co-sponsors of the class are the Colorado Wool Growers Association, Colorado State Extension Service and American Sheep Industry Association.

Contact Marlin Eisenach, Morgan County Extension, at or by phone at 970- 542-3542 or 970-768-5154 (cell) to hold your spot. You may also contact Ron Cole at or 970-302-4117.

–American Sheep Industry