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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

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Vermont Wool Handling Clinic and Shearing School

Jen Miller

April 25 and 26, 2015 Merck Forest and Farmland Center. Rupert, VT

The wool handling clinic will be on Saturday, April 25, at Merck Forest and Farmland Center. The clinic will include: preparing your flock for shearing; shearing day facilities, layout, equipment, supplies and responsibilities; animal welfare; wool handing, wool quality, skirting and fleece presentation. We will also have demonstrations of shearing and crutching and the basics of electric handpiece set up and care. Participants are encouraged to bring a fleece to skirt. We will have some fleeces available to work with as well.

The Shearing School course fee is $250.00. We do have equipment available to borrow. The wool handling clinic will be $75.00 ($60.00 for VSGA members). Schedule starts at 8:30 AM and concludes at 4:00 PM both days. Bring a lunch. We will supply coffee, tea and juice.

For more information or to register you can email Jim McRae at or call 802-483-2463.