British Wool has relaunched a reduced shearing course supply to members of the Nationwide Federation of Younger Farmers Membership (NFYFC).

The newbie shearing course will span throughout two days and canopy all features of the shearing season, together with well being and security, using shearing tools and hands-on follow to develop shearing methods.

The course additionally provides NFYFC members the chance to work in the direction of gaining a Blue Seal award.

The British Wool supply is open to NFYFC members who haven’t beforehand attended a British Wool course, and they’re going to pay a reduced worth of £87.50 (plus VAT) as an alternative of the conventional price of £175 (plus VAT) for the course.

Wool dealing with

British Wool mentioned that glorious fleece presentation begins at shearing, however that the work of the wool handler is equally necessary in guaranteeing wool is offered appropriately and to a excessive customary.

Due to this, the organisation is extending its coaching supply for NFYFC members to take part in its wool dealing with course.

The one-day course shall be delivered by a wool handler at a reduced worth of £60 plus VAT.

Shearing supervisor at British Wool, Richard Schofield, mentioned: “We’re as soon as once more delighted to be working with NFYFC in supporting the coaching and improvement of the following era of shearers and look ahead to welcoming younger farmers onto our programs as soon as once more this yr. 

“I’d encourage any YFC member to contact the NFYFC earlier than the March 31, 2023, deadline.”

Lori-Jo Sharp of Cartmel YFC mentioned: “Having achieved the machine shearing course with British Wool, I discovered it was very nicely organised and arrange.

“Roger our teacher defined and confirmed the steps very clearly, we had two days of coaching and training. I went on to attain my Bronze Seal award.

“General, I used to be very happy and pleased with how the course was run. Extremely suggest.”