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Beginners' Sheep Shearing School

Livestock Update, February 1998

Bill McKinnon, Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech

A two day school to help beginners learn how to shear will be held April 28-29 at the Southwest Virginia Agricultural Research and Extension Center located at Glade Spring, Virginia. The school will help teach the basics of shearing as well as use and maintenance of shearing equipment. The school involves a very hands-on approach. A maximum of 20 participants will be accepted. There is a nonrefundable $20 pre-registration fee. For a copy of the school registration form contact the local Virginia Cooperative Extension office or call 540/231-5253.

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