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    ​Premium Harvest Shearing

    PO Box 927

​    Battle Ground, WA 98604


    Phone:

    Office (360) 949-3192

    Mobile (503) 828-7423


    Email

    premiumharvestshearing@gmail.com


 

    

 

 

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Shearing Seminar & Workshop Descriptions

3-Day Beginner Alpaca Shearing Seminar
This is our foundation instructional focusing on the most important aspects of learning to shear alpacas successfully. In-depth classroom teachings on equipment function and proper use.  The rest of your 3 days will be spent on the shearing mat shearing & handling alpacas. You will come away from this class KNOWING how to properly shear alpacas for maximum harvest!

This class is excellent for;

  • Farmers wanting to shear their own herd & other local farms!
  • If you are considering shearing alpacas for a living
  • Farmers wanting to better control their shearing day 
  • Having the flexibility to shear your show stock, young & older, sick and feeble. Shear your own cria! If you've ever had an issue with a shearer being late, not calling, or, their schedule isn't convenient for you or your help? This gives you the control! You will KNOW how the blanket, neck and grooming aspects of your alpaca. (following this class up with our apprenticeship program is essential for successfully hitting the ground as 'professional' shearer level.
  • Farm groups looking to sponsor a local 'farm helper'
  • Do you want to save $$, but, don't want to deal with the exhausting, physical aspect of shearing your herd? Sponsor a local farm hand and have them shear your herd at an agreed, more affordable rate!


2-Day Refresher & Certification Workshop
We have conducted our 2-Day Refresher Workshop 2 years running at Eldora Suri Alpacas located in Salem, OR. 

This class is ideal for; 
Those who recognize a need to hone your shearing skills shearing season starts
If you have a shearer that just needs the extra knowledge to fine tune their skill level.
Want to learn how to shear a show blanket and/or animal to produce the blue ribbons!
Just can't seem to get hired by those upper echelon breeding farms! We can help

Shearing Workshop & Roundup
This season we are participating in our first workshop associated with an annual fiberfest to help shearers fine tune their skill levels and immediately benefit to recoup your fees in a paid alpaca, sheep, etc roundup. You will have the opportunity to audition for built in clients with this event!


2 Day Farm Mentoring Shearing Workshop
Our 2-Day Farm Mentoring is ideal for commercial alpaca farms and neighboring farms who work together on shearing day. Franc Winkley will spend two full days teaching everything you need to know to operate a functional shearing day. Including; teaching 2 people how to shear for maximum harvest using our unique shearing technique! With this workshop you can include 2 additional helpers to round out your team for headperson skills, fiber collect and animal handling!



SUNY of Cobleskill 3-Day Workshop

This 3-Day workshop on the beautiful campus of SUNY college in Cobleskill, NY will focus on shearing alpacas & Sheep. Like our 3-Day alpaca shearing seminars 

This is our foundation instructional focusing on the most important aspects of learning to shear alpacas successfully. In depth classroom teachings on equipment function and proper use.  The rest of your 3 days will be spent on the shearing mat shearing & handling alpacas. You will come away from this class KNOWING how to properly shear alpacas for maximum harvest!

This class is excellent for;

  • Farmers wanting to shear their own herd & other local farms!
  • If you are considering shearing alpacas for a living.
  • Farmers wanting to better control their shearing day 
  • Having the flexibility to shear your show stock, young & older, sick and feeble. Shear your own cria! If you've ever had an issue with a shearer being late, not calling, or, their schedule isn't convenient for you or your help? This gives you the control! You will KNOW how the blanket, neck and grooming aspects of your alpaca. (following this class up with our apprenticeship program is essential for successfully hitting the ground as 'professional' shearer level.
  • Farm groups looking to sponsor a local 'farm helper'
  • Do you want to save $$, but, don't want to deal with the exhausting, physical aspect of shearing your herd? Sponsor a local farm hand and have them.