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 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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