Shearing Class – April 7-9th, 2017
presented by Alpacas of Troy
9 pm – 5 pm
9 am – 5 pm
9 am – 5 pm
Additional days of practice may be scheduled at your convenience.
Alpacas of Troy Farm
Troy, MO 63379
Alpacas of Troy will be offering a class in shearing alpacas. Space is limited so book early. This will be a 3 day intensive training where you will shear animals daily.
Cost: $300 per attendee – Includes lunch on all days.
Preregistration is required so that we may prepare for your attendance.
This will be a weekend shearing course starting on Friday. You will be working daily with animals under the close supervision of experienced shearers, and utilizing an animal friendly method of alpaca management. You will learn how to shear Huacaya and Suri alpaca and which tools to use for each. You will also learn proper sheer tool handling, when to oil, how to adjust your shears, and basic troubleshooting.
The end of the weekend you will feel comfortable shearing your own alpaca, and doing basic health checks including teeth clipping, toes and vaccinations. You will also be ready to set out on your own and shear alpacas in your surrounding area.
Lunch meals will be provided in the cost of your attendance during shear class hours.
Upon registration you will receive an email detailing materials that you will need to bring with you to class and any other information needed to be prepared for your class.