British Wool, supporting the next generation!

British Wool, supporting the next generation!

Supporting the training and development of the next generation of shearers and wool handlers is crucial to a thriving UK sheep sector and in ensuring the highest standards.

British Wool and SAYFC Young Farmers have enjoyed a strong relationship and collaborated in many different areas over the years including for the third year in 2021, with the YFC training offer.

The beginner shearing course which is one aspect of the offer available, enables those young farmer participants to work towards a Blue Seal award.  The course will be over two days covering all the essential aspects for achieving a successful shearing season including health & safety, the use of shearing equipment and hands-on shearing practice to develop your technique.

This British Wool offer is open to any YFC member who has not previously attended a British Wool shearing course.  The exclusive price YFC members will pay for this training offer is £96 (Inc. VAT) – the normal cost for this course would be £210. Closing date: 31st March 2021

Excellent fleece presentation starts at shearing but equally important is the work of the wool hander in ensuring the wool is presented correctly and to a high standard.  British Wool are therefore extending this training offer to YFC members for their wool handling course.  The one day course will be delivered by a successful competitive wool handler and the cost for this course would be £60 (Inc. VAT)

Richard Schofield, Shearing Manager British Wool said: “We are once again delighted to be working with the young farming movement with this exclusive offer for our beginner shearing and wool handling courses.  We look forward, Covid restrictions permitting, in welcoming young farmers onto our courses once again this year and would encourage any YFC member who is interested, to contact British Wool’s regional coordinator for their area before the 31st March closing date.”

To be eligible for the discounted courses you must be an affiliated member with one of the national federations of England, Scotland and Wales and not previously attended a British Wool shearing or wool handling course.

All Courses held will be dependent on Covid Restrictions

For more information or to register your interest please contact:
Richard Schofield      01294 229000 / 07966 291618