Do you need shearing?

I schedule shearing throughout the year. To make an appointment, please be sure to fill out the request form. The more information you can provide me, the better I'll be able to plan for your flock. Thanks!

About My Shearing Practice

2023 Shearing

2023 Shearing
Currently scheduling fall shearing for the mid-Atlantic region for 2023. Spring 2024 requests are also welcome.

Why Choose Me?

Why Choose Me?
First and foremost: I love animals. I will treat your animals with care, gentleness, and expert handling.

Happy Helpers

Happy Helpers
I believe that shearing is a group effort. We want animals to be well handled, minimally stressed, and in and out of the shearing process as quickly and safely as possible.
  • Anne is an Alpaca Whisperer. Her and Bree are an amazing team and I felt that my animals were in great hands. I’m absolutely calling them again next year.

    Olivia M

    Anne is a life saver. I can't believe the skill and patience she has when sheering our difficult angoras. In fact, thanks to her advice, we saved two of our girls from very bad skin fungus and she alerted us to possible mastitis, which we were able to treat at home. She is a mentor and a professional. I would recommend her 100%.

    Erin Donovan

    Anne was very professional and wonderful with our alpacas. She did a wonderful job on their teeth. I highly recommend Anne!

    Mary Follin
  • Anne has been wonderful to work with. Many shearers aren't willing to do small flocks (or babydolls) like ours but Anne does and works with us with shearing and hoof trimming. She is incredibly patient with even our most grumpy boy and does an amazing job. She is a wealth of information to help us maintain a healthy flock.

    Rebecca Willock

    Anne has been caring for my animals' Shearing needs for a long time. She is loving, professional, reliable and a joy to watch interacting with our lovies. None of the animals is ever reactive, only responsive. On the downside, Anne is high in demand, ger your booking in early

    Allegra von Studnitz

    Our family has a small backyard flock of 8. All are named. We know their birthdays. They follow us around as we do chores. We’ve never sent one to slaughter — they all live out their lives here. Anne Shroeder has been doing our shearing for many years, and we wouldn’t put our animals in anyone else’s hands. She is gentle and caring, talking to our sheep during the process. While she is highly skilled and competent, and she could certainly handle larger production farms, she seems to be in her element on farms such as ours. Our sheep are family members, and only Anne will ever shear them.

    Star Ward
  • Anne at Shroeder Shearing is fantastic. There is a lot of great things I'll say about her, but the most important to me is her care for the animals that she works with. She is as gentle as possible with them while forgiving with them when they are being difficult. She knows that we don't handle our animals a whole lot, so when they go to be sheared, they are on edge and a bit freaked out. She is great with them. She is wonderful to work with, communicates well with any kind of alteration with schedules, and her prices are absolutely fair. I always enjoy shearing days. She gives me good advice about keeping them healthy and happy. She's been coming to my farm for 10 years to shear. I am thankful she does small places like ours.

    Lucas Cox-Galhotra

    Anne is a skilled, knowledgeable and compassionate shearer. She has a way with the animals. We look forward to her visit every time. It’s always a peaceful experience!

    Hope Woods

    Best shearing experience I can imagine - for both me and my llamas. My girls actually seem to look forward to their annual visit from Anne. She magically instills calmness in my critters and obviously love what she does! My girls and (and I) wholeheartedly recommend Anne!

    Elliott Graham
  • I bought sheep that hadn’t been sheared in over a year. She came to us and did an amazing job with them. She was very caring and offered advice to care for them. We will continue to use her for all our sheep in the future!

    Jen Hoyt

    We run an all farm animal sanctuary and use Shroeder Shearing twice per year for llamas, alpacas, goats, sheep, pigs (toe nail trims) and the occasional woolie equine. We love Anne and her team. They are always very gentle with the animals and thorough and just generally fun to be around which makes shearing day something to look forward to rather than dread.

    Kimberly Clark

    Anne is professional and communicates well with her customers. She is kind and gentle with our alpacas and you can see them become calm as soon as she begins talking to them. She is efficient, has a great set-up for shearing and is always happy to discuss herd health or any other concerns we may have. We highly recommend her services.

    Sue Cunningham
  • I've been working with Anne for about 6 years now and she is amazing with my sheep and goats! I have a small hobby farm with 25 sheep and 10 goats. Not only does she do an incredible job with shearing and hoof trims, but there have been several times where Anne noticed something with one of my animals that required a vet follow-up. I'm grateful to have her expertise on the farm twice a year, watching out for the health of my animals! I highly recommend Anne as a professional shearer!

    Amara DalPezzo

    Anne has been coming to shear my sheep, trim my goats’ hooves, and shave my old man Cushings horse twice a year for five years and I can’t say enough good things about what an incredible job she does. She’s so caring and gentle with the animals and does a fantastic job while minimizing stress. Highly highly recommend!

    Susan Stephens

    Anne is an excellent shearer! She comes prepared and ready to work. She stays in contact and lets know exactly what to expect. She's preparing to keep the the wool clean. Anne is so good with the sheep. She treats them well and does a great job. I highly recommend her!

    Annie Rebekah
  • Anne Schroeder is patient, gentle and so caring with my herd. (Even when they act out!) She is also prompt and professional. Does a GREAT job every year!

    claire limmert

    Anne and team are wonderful to work with- always kind, accommodating when scheduling, and truly reduce the stress of keeping sheep on our farm. I can’t recommend them more highly.

    Justin Whatley

    Anne has a lovely way of handling my sheep that is both calming and effective at getting them where she needs them to be. Her clip job is precise and pleasant. Thank you Anne!

    Jill M.
  • Anne provided outstanding shearing services for my three ewes. She was gentle, caring, and most informative. Her concern for my three ladies welfare was most evident. I heartily recommend her for the care of your animals. Five Stars to be sure.

    Dale Ford

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