11 April 2014
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University of Kentucky's Sheep Shearing School
After a long, hard winter, Kentucky sheep are ready to part ways with their wooly winter coats. Learning to shear sheep is vital to having a quality flock. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment offer sheep producers a chance to learn shearing techniques in a hands-on shearing school.
While it may be one of the most basic management skills in raising sheep, shearing is one of the most important. Producers who shear their own sheep can save valuable dollars and have the satisfaction of making their enterprise more self-sufficient.
Sponsored by the Kentucky Sheep and Wool Producers Association in cooperation with the UK Cooperative Extension Service, the two-day school is relevant to beginning and experienced shearers. Professional sheep shearers Steve and Colin Kennedy will taught the most current shearing methods and the maintenance and care of shearing equipment.
For more information on the sheep unit or about upcoming classes, please visit:
See see a full unedited demonstration here:
Produced by Brian Volland & Jeff Franklin at The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. For additional questions or for more information on this story, please contact: email@example.com
-Text by: AIMEE NIELSON - http://news.ca.uky.edu/article/shearing-school-registration-open