Discounted shearing courses for Young Farmers

The British Wool Marketing Board is offering YFC members a two-day shearing course (leading to a Blue Seal qualification) for £80 + VAT, which is a discount of over 50% off the standard course fee. To be eligible for this offer you must be a current YFC member and not have attended a course previously.

Richard Schofield, British Wool’s Shearing Manager, said: “It takes quite a few years to improve ability, but if you start the right way it makes life much easier. It’s a lot harder to unravel bad habits.”

The training course includes:

  • An introduction to shearing
  • Health and safety and the use of shearing equipment
  • Demonstrations and hands-on practice
  • One-to-one support by an instructor

The closing date for applications is 30 March 2019. Please contact Alison Gould on 01647 24804 or alisongould@britishwool.org.uk or Richard Schofield on 07966 291618. You’ll need to give your name, address, date of birth and YFC membership card number.

Wool Handling courses:

British Wool is also offering wool handling courses to YFC members for £50 + VAT for one day’s training from a top competitive wool handler.  Contact Alison Gould or Richard Schofield for further information.

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