Learn how to shear sheep with Humble by Nature farmer and award-winning shearer Tim Stephens.
Shearing is an important part of sheep husbandry and crucial to their welfare. This shearing course will give you a straightforward, practical guide to the art of shearing, teaching through hands-on practice.
On this course you’ll:
This will be a fun, physical day on the farm and is for anyone, whether you have sheep or not. Shearing is an early summer job so courses only take place between the end of May until the end of July.
Start in the classroom and learn about the basic technique of shearing, why and when you should be doing it.
Watch Farmer Tim demonstrate how to shear and then roll the fleece. He’ll share his tips of the trade and show you how to avoiding cutting the sheep and injuring yourself. Then it’s your turn, Tim will be on hand to give you all the help and advice you need.
You’ll spend the afternoon perfecting your technique. If you’ve got sheep at home, you should be ready to take the plunge and do them yourself by the end of the day.
We’ll finish the day with tea and cake and the opportunity to ask any further questions.
A really great day! Feel prepared to have a go at my sheep now. Tim & Bron were both great: very informative and encouraging.
You're never too old to learn! Thank you for your patience, assistance and expertise.
Informative & relaxed, the perfect way to learn. Great organisation and structure to the day. Loved every minute.
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Learn How to Shear Sheep will run from 10am until 4pm and includes a delicious farm lunch.
The day will be spent outside but under cover in our sheep race or lambing shed. Please check the weather for NP25 and dress appropriately, including:
– Waterproof boots or wellies and weather-proof clothes which you don’t mind getting dirty.
– You will probably smell a bit ‘sheepy’ by the end of the day. You might want to bring some clean clothes to change into for your journey home.
Shearing is a physical activity and may be unsuitable if you have back problems and during pregnancy.
Humble By Nature's exceptional resident farmer Humble by Nature farmer Tim grew up on a farm and has been farming…