Sheep Shearing School at Shepherd's Cross

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  • Ad ID: 7111

  • Added: March 9, 2021

  • Regular Price: $ 245.00

  • Location: United States

  • State: Oklahoma

  • Views: 1219

  • Dates and hours of operation: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

  • Entry fee: 245.00

  • Types of payment accepted: Cash/Checks & Credit/Debit Cards


American Sheep Industry Certified
April 15, 16 & 17, 2021 (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

It is that time of year again. Shepherd’s Cross is taking registrations for their annual Shearing School. The classes are held on an authentic working sheep farm at Shepherd’s Cross. This is one of only a few American Sheep Industry (ASI) Certified classes taught in the whole nation. It is instructed by Israel Vasek and Dr. Diane Dickinson.
Mr. Vasek is a professional sheep shearer, and shears over 10,000 sheep per year. He learned to shear with his father, and is carrying on the family tradition. Israel is not only a quality shearer, but he is conscientious, and handles the sheep respectfully. He and his family live in South Dakota. We are honored to have him come to Oklahoma to teach this class.
Dr. Diane Dickinson is a licensed veterinarian and an agriculturalist, with over 30 years of livestock and farming experience. Her unique perspective of animal husbandry care includes that of a producer, a veterinarian for small flocks & herds, global agriculture, Biblical agriculture, sustainable living, natural production, agritourism and niche markets.
Each participant will learn, and then have an opportunity to effectively shear sheep. Proper handling and Animal Welfare will be taught as well as proper handling and maintaining shearing equipment. Shepherd’s Cross is an Animal Welfare Approved facility. We hold to specific standards of humane animal treatment.
Upon request a portion of the class can be taught virtually.
We provide the sheep and shears for your use during training. You are welcome to bring any shearing tools you have for consultation & use if desired. Upon completion of class each student will have earned a certificate of accomplishment from Shepherd’s Cross and from the American Sheep Industry. They will also be given an official American Sheep Industry Shearing tutorial handbook, a DVD & an educational gift bag.
You may find a registration form at: The class fee is $245.00 (the form and a deposit of $75.00 is due by April 5th). Please be prepared to sign a waiver & heed Shepherd’s Cross Rules, which can be found at: Please bring a sack lunch. Beverages will be provided.
Shepherd’s Cross and Heart of the Shepherd (the nonprofit 501-C3) host many classes including animal husbandry, wool processing and veterinary care all around the world. Our fiber classes go a step farther than most classes – we teach some history of fiber arts, and practical technology. Workshops are augmented by hands on learning tools available in the Educational Farm Museum. These fiber classes are offered on an individual or group basis throughout the year. Advanced Classes are also available upon request.
Since Shepherd’s Cross is an Animal Welfare Approved sheep farm our fiber is chemical free, hormone free, free range, all natural. We host a mini wool mill on site where we process wool from several hundred of our own sheep. We also offer tours guided or self-guided of our Bible Garden. Be sure to visit Shepherd’s Shop, our quaint country gift shop, featuring a host of handmade and farm related gifts and wares from many gifted artisans. The Gift Shop is open every week Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.
16792 East 450 Road, Claremore, OK 74017