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: $35 each
Crias: $15 each
Llamas: $40-45 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.
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 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.
Non-weather-related cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance to avoid a $50 cancellation fee.