Shearing School for Beginners in Ontario
Proposed dates for 2014,
Tuesday September 23rd to Thursday 25th, 2014
What is there to be learned:
• Sheep Handling
• Shearing Pattern
• Equipment Setup
• Personal Health Issues in regard to shearing
• Wool Preparation
Contact: Peter Kudelka 519-348-4266 firstname.lastname@example.org
Shearing School info sheet
Sheep shearing School 2013
Instructors: Randy Coulas, Rob Scott, Peter Kudelka
Left to right: Randy Coulas, Scott Donald, Doug Kennedy, Mat Scott, Malcom Duffy, Ray Ford, Taylor Armstrong, Rob Scott
Kneeling in front: Dean Cottrell & Peter Kudelka
Absent : Sherry-Lee Byce
A sheep shearing school was held 24–26th of September at the farm of Ellen & Dean Cottrell near Everett, Ontario. Seven students were put through the programme under the watchful eyes of the Instructors: Peter Kudelka, Doug Kennedy & Randy Coulas.
Tuesday night we sat around the table and after the introductions we talked about equipment, sheep handling, wool handling, CCWG, Ontario Sheep and staying healthy. Wednesday & Thursday were spent hands-on shearing 85 sheep. The equipment used was flex shaft machines and Ovina combs, which kept the cuts to a minimum. We also used the DVD by Fiona Nettleton on sheep shearing as a resource.
Participants were Sheri-Lee Byce, Westmeath ON; William McIntosh, Kirkfield ON; Scott Donald, Mount Forest ON; Matt Scott, Brantford ON; Malcolm Duffie, Carters Point NB; Ray Ford, Powasson ON & Tyler Armstrong, Renfrew ON. Two were left-handers who decided to stay as left-handed shearers.
It was a very successful school that improved the abilities of all who attended.
"PDK Hoof Trimming" "PDK Shearing & Supplies"
Peter & Thelma Kudelka
Box 39, Mitchell, Ontario, N0K 1N0
Shearing School dates for Manitoba
Dates: August 21st-22nd 2013
Location: Tony Atkinsons Collection Yard, Brandon, MB
Cost: $275 - includes lunches, comb and 2 cutters.
$200 for those who have their own equipment.
The course is open to beginners and shearers who want some advance training.
On the August 22nd I will be doing wool preparation instructions for shearers and producers, this is open to everyone at no cost.
Please contact Brian Greaves 204-567-3509
School teaches art of sheep shearing ‘blow by blow’
Two-day course shows shearers how to separate the wool from the sheep with a minimum of fuss
By Daniel Winters
Manitoba Co-operator - Sept 5th 2013
CCWG Wool Handling Seminars
CCWG is intending to conduct wool handling seminars in Eastern and Western Canada at a convenient time and location during the current year. Travel expenses would be covered by CCWG and we are extending an invitation to all wool depot operators and shearers to determine if there is interest. Please contact the undersigned at your earliest convenience.
Eric Bjergso, General Manager
Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited
Box 130 142 Franktown Rd
Carleton Place, ON K7C 3P3
Sheep Shearing Courses
We offer beginner and advanced level courses for western & eastern Canada.
Some course topics would include:
1) Shearing patterns, techniques and quality methods of shearing for
better efficiency and the improved harvest of the wool clip.
2) Shearing gear preparation and grinding techniques, bio security issues
3) Health and nutrition
4) Fleece preparation.
The course will be limited to 12 participants and early registration is recommended in ordered to secure your spot.
Please contact Alberta Lamb - www.ablamb.ca
Alberta Lamb Producers
97 East Lake Ramp NE
Airdrie, AB, T4A 0C3
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Peter Kudelka 519-348-4266 firstname.lastname@example.org