ASI: Perrin Grabs Second Straight National Sheep Shearing Title

Davin Perrin picked up his second consecutive (fourth overall) national championship in the professional division at the 2020 Black Hills Stock Show National Sheep Shearing Championships on Thursday in Rapid City, S.D.

Finishes in the professional division looked similar to a year ago, as Perrin edged Alex Moser and Nolan Abel took third – just the way they finished in 2019. The only difference was Emily Chamelin-Hickman grabbed the fourth spot.
The national championships were part of Sheep Day at the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo. The day also included a working dog competition, lamb tastings and educational outreach for the American sheep industry.
The South Dakota Sheep Growers Association took time during the day to recognize Sheep Extension Field Specialist Dave Ollila with a custom rifle, as he plans to officially retire from the position on Feb. 21. While he’ll continue to be involved in the state’s sheep industry, his absence from the extension office will be felt statewide.
BY THE WAY…Shearing Schools Announce 2020 Dates
Several shearing schools have announced dates for the coming season.
In addition to learning to shear in a hands-on manner, the schools offer teaching on equipment, animal welfare and staying in shape for the physically demanding task. Equipment is usually supplied, but students are encouraged to bring any equipment they have, as well.
These schools offer training for a wide variety of students – from hobby farmers looking to shear their own flocks to those with aspirations of shearing professionally. For more information, contact organizers of the school directly.
Missouri Shearing School – March 4-5 at Lincoln University’s Carver Farm in Jefferson City, Mo. Email Erin Brindisi at or call 573-681-5859.
Indiana Sheep Association Shearing School – March 7 at Purdue University. Visit
Maryland Shearing School – March 13-14 in Fairplay, Md. Email Aaron Geiman at or visit
Northeast Shearing School – March 14-15 at the Stone and Thistle Farm in Meredith, N.Y. Visit
Moffat County Shearing School – March 20-22 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds in Craig, Colo. Visit
Washington State Shearing School – April 6-10 at the Grant County Fairgrounds in Moses Lake, Wash. Email Sarah Smith at or visit
Washington State Advanced Shearing School – April 11 at the Grant County Fairgrounds in Moses Lake, Wash. Email Sarah Smith at or visit
Tennessee Shearing School – Mid-April at the Tennessee Livestock Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Email Mark Powell at or call 615-519-7796.
Oregon Shearing School – May 14-17 in Roseburg, Ore. Email John Fine at or visit
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By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.