ASI Certified Sheep Shearing School

April 12, 2018 - April 14, 2018
16792 E 450 Rd
Claremore, OK 74017
Admission: $245.00

Primary Instructors: Israel Vasek & Dr. Diane Dickinson This is an American Sheep Industry certified class. Israel Vasek is a professional sheep shearer, and shears over 10,000 sheep per year. He learned to shear with his father and is carrying on the family tradition. He and his family live in South Dakota. Dr. Diane Dickinson is a licensed veterinarian and an agriculturalist, with over 30 years of livestock and farming experience. Her unique perspective of animal husbandry care includes that of a producer, a veterinarian, the small flock and herd, global agriculture, Biblical agriculture, sustainable living, natural production, agritourism and niche markets. What each student will learn: How to shear a sheep effectively. Proper handling of shearing equipment. Sheep catching and handling. Skirting and grading a fleece. Maintenance of equipment and sharpening blades. Guided tour of the on-site Wool mill and of the Educational Farm Museum & Silo. What each student will be given to take home: An official American Sheep Industry Shearing tutorial handbook and DVD. Upon completion students will receive a certificate of accomplishment from Shepherd's Cross and from the American Sheep Industry. Additional Information: Each student will have the opportunity to shear a sheep. Sheep and shears provided from use during the school. No outside animals of any kind are permitted on the premises due to USDA regulations. Please be prepared to sign a waiver & heed Shepherd's Cross rules. Please bring any shearing tools you have, for consultation & use if desired. Please bring a sack lunch. Morning and afternoon snacks provided. Click "Learn More" for registration form.

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