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Sheep Shearing School

May 25 @ 9:00 am - May 26 @ 12:00 pm

| $100 – $200

Three sheep standing on grass.May 25, 2024, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
May 26, 2024, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Sunrise Farm / North Belgrade Community Center
508 Smithfield Road, Belgrade, Maine 04917 (Google Map)

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Day 1 only – $100

Lunch will be provided on day 1.

Day 1 (20 person limit):

  • Basic sheep handling and how-to tip
  • Simple shearing- crutching only
  • Hoof trimming
  • Equipment types and maintenance

Day 2 (FULL):

  • Whole-body shearing instruction and practice


  • Rachel White, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Sustainable Agriculture and Livestock Educator
  • Jeff Birchstead, Professional shearer
  • Emily Garnett, Professional shearer
  • Abigail Smith, Professional shearer

To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact Sue Baez,, 207.667.8212.

In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry, age, disability physical or mental, genetic information, or veterans or military status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 5713 Chadbourne Hall, Room 412, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5713, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).


May 25 @ 9:00 am
May 26 @ 12:00 pm
$100 – $200


Sue Baez


Sunrise Farm
508 Smithfield Road
Belgrade, ME 04917 United States
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