2021 School is over – If interested in the 2022 Program, please send OSGA an e-mail requesting notification once the dates for next year are confirmed.
Participants learn how to handle the sheep, lay out and pick fleeces, use and care of shearing equipment, and how to disinfect and suture nicks and cuts to the animal should they happen. Students come away from the school with a certificate of completion and the go-ahead to shear small flocks for hire.
Class size is limited and fills very quickly, so register early. All fees must be paid in advance. Participants will need to provide their own housing and meals. Registration confirmation packets will provide camping/hotel information. There is no age requirement for students, but they must be mature enough to handle full grown ewes in the shearing process.
OSGA was pleased to have nine participants for the 2019 Shearing School. The class included 5 men and 4 women from Oregon, California and Washington.
Thanks to our instructor, Randy Helms, as well as to our coordinators: Dan Dawson and John Fine.