Pricing

SHEARING PRICES

Sheep: $15 each for flocks of 15 sheep and fewer.  $12 each for flocks of 16-50.  $10 each for flocks of 51-100.
Angora Goats: $18-25 each
Pygora Goats: $12-16 each
Alpacas: $30-35 each
Crias: $15 each
Llamas: $35-45 each

Shearing prices include hoof/toenail trimming.
A farm call/setup fee of $75 is charged at each farm. This is independent of actual shearing or trimming fees.

OTHER SERVICES

Hoof/toenail trims only: $5 per animal
Crutching, pizzle area trims, facing (includes hoof trims): $8 per animal
Camelid tooth trims (incisors and fighting teeth): $10 per animal ($5 if done at shearing time)
Pig tusk trims, pig hoof trims, horn trims: $20 per animal

INCLUDED AND NOT INCLUDED

Shearing prices include:

  • hoof/toenail trims for each animal shorn
  • stopping to check on body condition, as needed
  • discussion with owner on any issues pertaining to the animal
  • a shearing assistant (from April to July I will normally have a full time shearing assistant with me )

Shearing prices do not include:

  • farm call fee (which is $75 per farm)
  • multiple station setups at one farm
  • fiber collection and/or skirting
  • time for owner administering of medication or injections Note: I discourage owners from vaccinating at the same time as shearing. Medical and herd health work should be done on a separate day for the health of the animal.
  • collecting/herding animals from the field
  • animals with significantly more than one year’s growth on them

PAYMENT POLICIES

Payment is required at the time of service.  Checks or cash are preferred.  Credit card payments can be accepted; there is an additional 3.275% surcharge for using paypal and a 3.5% surcharge for using Square.

If for any reason you are unable to pay at the time of service, you will be sent an invoice; there is a $10 administrative fee for generating an invoice. Payment is due within 15 days.  There will be an additional $10 fee for re-invoicing if payment is not received within 15 days.

CANCELLATIONS:

Non-weather-related cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance to avoid a $50 cancellation fee.