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youth sheering a sheepThe Maine Sheep Breeders Association and University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer two sheep shearing schools in March and April of 2016, designed for people with different levels of experience.

Beginner Sheep Shearing

March 5, 2016
Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport, Maine
Cost: $45

Four instructors will teach beginner sheep shearing from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, Maine. This beginner-level school uses a conventional shearing method with handheld electric shears. A $45 per person fee includes a shearing manual and lunch. Enrollment is limited to 16.

Registration Closed – Workshop is FULL.  If you would like to be added to a waiting list, please contact Melissa Libby at 207.581-2788.

2-day Blade Shearing School

April 15-16, 2016
Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Glouster, Maine
Cost: $120

Kevin Ford teaches a two-day blade shearing school 1–4 p.m. Friday, April 15 and 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, Maine. The $120 per person fee includes a shearing manual and lunch on Saturday. This blade shearing school uses nonelectric hand shears or blades. Participants will be taught to set up, sharpen, and use hand shears. Enrollment is limited to 10; previous sheep-shearing experience is recommended. Shears will be available for purchase.


For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, call Melissa Libby, 207.581.2788, 800.287.7170 (toll-free in Maine). Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

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