Sheep shearing school offered Sept. 15
Indianhead Sheep Breeders Association will sponsor a shearing school at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Duane Klindworth farm located at S12020 County Road HH, Augusta.
International sheep shearer David Kier, of Eleva, will instruct the all-day school.
Interested students must be physically able to handle and shear sheep for the day and are asked to bring disinfected shearing equipment, if possible, including 3-5 sharp combs and at least 10 sharp cutters.
Electric shears, combs and cutters, as well as sharpening services, are available by mail order or on-line at Mid-states Wool Growers Cooperative, Premier 1 Supplies, Nasco, or other sheep supply outlets.
Felt boot liners or rubber form liners are preferred. Clean, disinfected footwear is required.
A morning snack and sack lunch will be provided.
The school is open to the first seven students registered. Advance payment of $25 for ISBA members or $35 for non-members may be sent with a note as a reservation to Indianhead Sheep Breeders Association President Duane Klindworth at S12020 County Rd. HH, Augusta, WI 54722 by Sept. 12.
Additional schools will be scheduled if there is sufficient interest.
ISBA will not be liable for injuries and a signed waiver will be required prior to the school.
Sheep will be provided.
Custom shearing will not be offered due to biosecurity policies.
For more information, call Duane Klindworth at 715-286-4157.