Shearing a Sheep 101
Learn How to
We began raising sheep over 25
years ago when our son was in 4-H. We knew nothing about sheep, their care,
or how to be successful as shepherds. We had no idea of the path that lay
before us. And our learning curve was VERY steep. Now, 25 years
later, we have raised 4 children and numerous 4-H and FFA kids with our sheep
and lambs, and over and over we are asked by beginners the same questions.
The foremost question over the
years has been: How do I shear my sheep?
Our answer is to enroll in the online course:
"How to Shear a Sheep 101"
More and more, commercial shearing is not
available to the small sheep flock owner. Or if it is, the shearer
emphasizes how fast they work, not how well. Is the wool going to
be clean enough to spin or will it be full of straw from the floor? Will it be
filled with second cuts (so common when speed it important)? Will your
sheep be cut up by the clippers? Do you just want to doit all from start
to finish and feel the pride of knowing that you were there every step of the
We have designed
this course especially for the beginning shepherd who is faced for the first
time with how to shear their sheep. You will learn how to set up for
shearing to protect your precious wool, what kinds of equipment are necessary, including clippers,
cutters and combs, the oil to use as lubrication, and how to care for clippers
so that they will provide years of service. A detailed section shows how
to clip a sheep and the positions that the sheep must be held in so that the
skin is stretched properly to minimize cuts and maximize the staple length with
few second cuts. Diagrams and photos
exactly what to do. The "sheep stand method"
is also illustrated.
Do I need electric clippers? Can I use
hand shears? Where do I start? What is skirting a fleece? Learn all of
this and more in How to Shear a Sheep 101. Included free:
instructions on how to trim sheep feet!
The course is only $9.95,
and our phone number is provided in case you get stuck!
Feel free to call and GOOD LUCK!!
If you would like to enroll offline, we can take your information by
phone. Just give us a call at
2CheckOut.com Inc. (Ohio, USA) is the authorized retailer for
goods and services provided by Beyond The Sidewalks.
Here is what students say:
"...the course ... looks great! Very nicely done, and more than I
expected!" LH 1-25-05
"Thanks for the wonderful information. It helped a lot..." LG 10-28-04
"We received the information. Thanks for
following up. And thanks for the course." KW 4-28-04
"Thank you very much. The diagrams were
terrific!" KVR 3-10-05
"Wow. I just finished my
first sheep. Can't wait to start washing wool. Thank you!" CJ
If you are not 100% satisfied, contact us within 12 hours of purchase and we
will refund your enrollment.