TAFESA conducted their first shearing and wool handling school for the year at Nadda, via Loxton, in the Mallee last week, the start of more than 20 to be held across SA over the coming months.
Students learnt a variety of skills, including the handling and shearing of sheep, wool throwing, skirting and classing.
There were eight students participating at the Hampel Farm at Nadda when Stock Journal visited last Thursday.
Brian Hampel said they were keen to host the course on-farm because of a need in the local area for trained shearers.
Upcoming course dates include:
Feb 16-20: Penong - Learner
Feb 23-27: Marrabel - Learner
March 10-27: Pandurra, via Pt Augusta - Improver
April 7-10: Glenroy (via Carrieton) - Improver
April 20-May 8: Curnamona (via Yunta) - Improver
May 11-29: Teetulpa (via Yunta) - Improver
May 11-22: Oakden Hills (via Pimba) - Improver
May 18-22: Roseworthy Campus - Learner
June 1-12: Yalymboo (Oakden Hills) - Advanced
July 13-17: Willalooka (Pinindi) - Learner
July 27-31: Elliston - Learner
Aug 3-7: Karoonda - Learner
Aug 3-7: Langhorne Creek - Learner
Aug 10-14: Maro Creek (via Snowtown) - Learner
Aug 10-21: Belmore (via Renmark) - Improver
Aug 17-21: Ki Ki - Learner
Oct 6-16: Moreview (via Kingston SE) - Improver
Oct 12-16: Wattle Range (Millicent) - Learner
* Details: TAFE office 08 8562 0525