Finding a shearer who will travel to your farm can be a challenge. In many areas of the US, shearers are in short supply and more than one desperate shepherd has resorted to scissors to relieve their animals of their fiber.
In the article 10 Points to Consider When Hiring a Shearer we talk about what qualities you seek in your shearer. This article focuses on…
Despite all the challenges of setting up a schedule for shearing at hundreds of farms in multiple states, and despite the hard physicality of the job, you may find that the most difficult part of being a shearer is communication.
1. Gates. Can you open your gate with one hand? Or do you have to drop everything and fiddle with carabiners, springs, pushing up…
In some ways, it should be easy to evaluate your animal’s body condition. But if they are all fluffy, how can you tell?
Currently scheduling fall shearing for the mid-Atlantic region for 2023. Spring 2024 requests are also welcome.
The year 2020 brought a deadly and decidedly inconvenient disease to the world. For many people, life stopped. But the shearing must go on.
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!
First and foremost: I love animals. I will treat your animals with care, gentleness, and expert handling.
Shearing uncovers some surprises. Here are a few things to look for on your animals on shearing day.