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Any Sheppards out there?
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Richard    Posted 03-13-2004 at 11:57:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have my first flock of Polypay's, and my question is, When is the the most opportune time to shear? I get different opinions from those I have asked. I'm in the midwest so we are on the door step of spring weather. I also will be expecting the first crop of lamb, s in April.


RayP(MI)    Posted 03-13-2004 at 18:36:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
We try to catch ours just before lambing - lot cleaner that way. Last year this was the first week in April. We tried to delay the lambing for to a little later in April, or the first of May this year. There were some pretty cold sheep in early April last year! (We're in central Michigan, raise Shetland sheep for wool.)


doolittle    Posted 03-13-2004 at 18:10:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
WE SHEAR OUR SHEEP AROUND THE FIRST OF MAY, IF BEFORE IT ALWAYS TURN COLD AND IF YOU WAIT MUCH LONGER THE POOR SHEEP SUFFER WITH THE HEAT


Fawteen    Posted 03-13-2004 at 12:30:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
I usually shear in late April or early May, before the weather gets too hot.


Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-13-2004 at 15:53:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I usually get sheared the second week into April.


Fawteen    Posted 03-13-2004 at 17:23:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hah. I don't bother anymore. It's fallin' out faster'n they kin cut it anyhoo.


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