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?
I am currently scheduling early winter hoof/toenail trims and crutching, and also spring shearing. Check here for updates on the schedule.
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.
Here are some things to consider if you’re planning an event around shearing day.
It’s spring. Time for shearing But it’s raining. What do you do? Here are some ideas.