Virginia Sheep Producers Association Events

Sales & Educational Events

2024 Virtual Shepherd's Symposium

Beginner Sheep Shearing School

October 7 & 8, 2023
Clarke Across from James Madison’s Montpelier
11395 Constitution Highway
Montpelier Station, VA 22957

Advanced Shearing School

Advanced Shearing School, Friday – Sunday, Oct 13 – 15, 2023
Dublin, VA
Contact: Tom Stanley 540-588-0241 voice/text or

Instructor: Doug Rathke
Shearer needs to know the shearing pattern and be able to shear at least 30 in a day.
Tuition:  $150, includes lunches.

Shearers will be shearing 300 Rambouillet Ewes at the Cullip Farm in Dublin, VA; I-81 exit 98

This is a unique opportunity on the East Coast to gain instruction from one of the top shearers in the United States while shearing fine-wool sheep.

Class Size is Limited to 12 Shearers

VA-NC Shepherds Symposium

Recording & Proceedings from 2023 and prior Symposiums

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