Michelle Wallace, Northwest Regional ANR Extension Educator, Central State University
Designed for beginning farmers, CSU Extension is partnering with H.O.O.V.E.S in presenting a Sheep Shearing Field Day beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the H.O.O.V.E.S facility, 4055 Wilkins Rd., Swanton, Ohio.
Participants at the field day will:
- Learn how to shear a sheep
- Learn how to protect the quality of the fleece while shearing
- Learn how to skirt the fleece
- Learn how to wash the fleece
Presenters will include CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Educator Phil Hollingshead and CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Educator Michelle Wallace.
Learning to properly shear sheep can help producers save money rather than outsourcing to shearing services, Wallace says. Annual shearing is important to the health of the flock and producers with smaller numbers of ewes may find it more cost effective to shear their own flocks.
For the shearing demonstration, Central State University Extension is partnering with H.O.O.V.E.S, a non-profit livestock farm that provides outreach and utilizes holistic approaches to restore the health and wellness of veterans and their families. In addition to sheep, the farm also has horses and other animals.
The sheep shearing field day is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Michelle Wallace at mwallace@CentralState.edu.
For more information about CSUE programing across Ohio, visit www.centralstate.edu.
About Central State University:
Central State University, located in Wilberforce, Ohio, is a regionally accredited 1890 Land-Grant University with a 133-year tradition of preparing students from diverse backgrounds and experiences for leadership, research and service. The University, which has been named HBCU of the Year by HBCU Digest, fosters academic excellence within a nurturing environment and provides a strong liberal arts foundation and STEM-Ag curriculum leading to professional careers and advanced studies globally.
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