Young farmers’ exclusive training offer relaunches

Excellent fleece presentation starts at shearing.

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British Wool and the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs (SAYFC) have collaborated once more to offer YFC members shearing training for a fourth year.

As in previous years the training gives young farmers an opportunity to attend a beginner shearing course, enabling YFC members to work towards a Blue Seal award.

The course will be over two days, covering all the essential aspects of achieving a successful shearing season, including health and safety, the use of shearing equipment and hands-on shearing practise to develop technique.

This British Wool offer is open to YFC members who have not previously attended a British Wool shearing course – at a reduced rate.

British Wool is also extending its training offer to YFC members to participate in its wool handling course.

Richard Schofield, shearing manager, British Wool, said: ‘We are once again delighted to be working with SAYFC in supporting the training and development of the next generation of shearers and wool handlers, which is crucial to a thriving UK sheep sector and for ensuring the highest standards.

‘We look forward to welcoming young farmers onto our courses again this year and would encourage any interested YFC member to make contact before the closing date of March 31.’