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Sheep Shearing

This is a two day practical course is for anyone whishing to learn to shear sheep, or those with experience can take a more advanced course to hone their skills. The trainees will be taught how to prepare for shearing, shear to industry best practice and how to manage post shearing.


Course prerequisite: None for the introductory level course. A strong back is helpful.

Certificating Body: British Wool Board 

Course Length: 2 day

Course Times: 9.30am to 4.00pm or to suit client.

Instructor: Various

Cost: on application

Venue: Various or to suit client

Maximum Trainees: 6

What the course will cover:

Day 1

  • Introductions, risk assessment and introduction to equipment.
  • Demonstration 1 – shearing and wool preparation.
  • Student practice.
  • Demonstration 2.
  • Student practice.
  • Questions and answers.

Day 2

  • Introduction and risk assessment.
  • Demonstration 1.
  • Student practice.
  • Demonstration 2.
  • Student practice.
  • Demonstration 3.
  • Student practice.
  • Safe storage of equipment.
  • Questions and answers.

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