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Isla

  • Joined Aug 2015
  • Aberdeenshire
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Shearing Course - Scotland
« on: September 09, 2017, 10:05:04 pm »
Collected three pet wether lambs today (Gotland Xs) and thinking ahead to shearing. Any recommendations for a shearing course? I'm in Aberdeenshire but willing to travel and make a little trip out of it.
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Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Shearing Course - Scotland
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2017, 08:58:07 pm »

The Wool Marketing Board runs courses all over the UK, but in the early summer and it teaches the techniques used by professional shearers... I did one a few years ago and decided at the end of it that I was too old for that kind of exercise.... also the testosterone in that shearing shed ... all the 18yo lads out-competing each other.


I would see if you can find someone locally who can teach you to hand clip, in the states a few people with small (and tame) flocks of Shetlands seem to be using a grooming stand and just clip the sheep standing up and tied at the head.

Isla

  • Joined Aug 2015
  • Aberdeenshire
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Re: Shearing Course - Scotland
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2017, 02:23:24 pm »
Thanks, Anke!

 

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