2017 Tennessee Sheep Shearing School  

Learn to Shear

The 2017 Tennessee Sheep Shearing School will be on April 21 and 22, 2017, at the Tennessee Livestock Center on the Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) campus in Murfreesboro.  The school is sponsored by the Tennessee Sheep Producers Association, the University of Tennessee Extension Service and the MTSU School of Agribusiness.

Mr. Rathke will be assisted by Dr. Warren Gill, MTSU School of Agribusiness an Agriscience, William Rick, visiting shearer, and Caleb Fritz, MTSU Alum and local shearer and Mark Powell with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

The shearing school is designed for either beginner or experienced shearers who wish to improve their skills.  Instructors will teach the most modern, up-to-date shearing methods.  One of the most important aspects of the school is information about maintenance and care of sheep shearing equipment.

The school will start at 10:00am on Friday April 21, with registration.  At 10:30 AM there will be a discussion of equipment care and maintenance and at 1:00 PM we will start shearing.  On Saturday April 22 at 8:00AM we will continue with the hands-on shearing instruction.  The course will continue until all sheep are sheared (usually by noon).

The cost for the Shearing School is $150 per person. In order to make plans, pre-registration is required. Participation is limited to the first 20 paid applicants.  Complete the form below and return to the address shown.  If you have questions, please call Mark Powell at 615-519-7796 or Warren Gill at 615-478-3828.



2017 TN Sheep Shearing School

City:____________________ State: ___  Zip: ___________
E-Mail ___________________________________________

Make checks payable to

Tennessee Sheep Producers

4233 Poplar Hill Rd

Watertown, TN 37184

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