I am offering both machine (flocks of 10 or more) and blade shearing (any size.)
Machine shearing is a little faster and cuts the wool off closer to the skin.
Blade shearing leaves more wool on the animal so the sheep or goat is not quite as cold stressed. Blade shearing also less stressful to the animal as the blades are not noisy and scary-sounding.
I need good lights, especially with dark or black sheep!
When I come to shear your animals, I ask that you pen them up the day before so they are off feed for at least 12 hours (or longer if it is pasture)--they are more comfortable when they are not full of hay or grass. They need to be dry; soaking wet sheep can't be sheared. Watch the weather for 2 or 3 days prior to me shearing so if it is forecast to rain the sheep can be locked in the barn.
I ask that you provide a 4 x 8 1/2 in thick OSB (chipboard) sheet to shear on. I do not bring a board to shear on to protect your flocks' health. The wool will stay cleaner on wood vs. a dirt floor and it is easier on my blades as well as on me.
$3.50-$5.00 depending on how many you have
$35.00 show up fee
I will travel.
12223 Lax Chapel Rd.
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