WUKY In Depth
9:45 am
Sat April 19, 2014

Students Learn The Delicate Art Of Sheep Shearing

After a long, hard winter, sheep are ready to part ways with their wooly winter coats.  Jeff Franklin reports on a special sheep shearing class.

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Learning to shear sheep is vital to having a quality flock. While it may be one of the most basic management skills in raising sheep, shearing is one of the most important.

Producers who shear their own sheep can save valuable dollars and have the satisfaction of making their enterprise more self-sufficient. 

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment recently offered sheep producers a chance to learn shearing techniques in a hands-on shearing school.