British Wool and the CFfl Cymru/Wales YFC have enjoyed a strong relationship and collaborated in many different areas over the years, including the Young Farmers Clubs (YFC) training offer.

This will be the sixth year British Wool and CFfl Cymru/Wales YFC have worked together and this year the training offer for young farmers has been extended.

In previous years, British Wool offered young farmers an opportunity to attend a beginner shearing course if this was a first-time course.

This year this exclusive offer has been extended to include all young farmers, regardless of level and how many courses they have previously attended.

A young farmer can benefit from 50 per cent off British Wool Shearing Courses for the duration of their membership. This offer includes participation in both machine and blade shearing courses. These courses will be over two days, covering all the essential aspects of achieving a successful shearing season including the use of shearing equipment and hands-on shearing practice to develop your technique.

The exclusive price YFC members will pay for this training offer is £100 plus £20 VAT – the normal cost for this course would be £200 plus £40 VAT. This offer is valid for YFC members registering before March 31 2024.

Excellent fleece presentation is key in ensuring wool is presented correctly and to a high standard. British Wool is extending its training offer for YFC members to participate in its wool handling course. This one-day course will be delivered by a competitive wool handler at a discounted price of only £50 plus £10 VAT – the normal cost for this course is £60 plus £12 VAT.

Richard Schofield, Shearing Manager at British Wool, said: “We are once again delighted to be working with CFfl Cymru/Wales YFC in extending our training offer to all young farmers.

Supporting the training and development of the next generation of shearers is important to us at British Wool and we feel very proud in the quantity and quality of shearers and wool handlers we have her in the UK.

“We look forward to welcoming young farmers onto our courses once again this year and encourage any interested YFC member to contact the CFfl Cymru/Wales YFC before the March 31 closing date.”

To register your interest please contact Lee Pritchard via phone on 01982 553502 or email [email protected]