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Sheep Shearing???
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Cathy    Posted 03-29-2002 at 06:26:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi, does anyone out there have any advice for a first time sheep shearer? I'm not interested in saving the wool, as "Sweet Cakes" is almost a year and a half old and this will be her first shear. She looks to be a big mess! Thanks!!


buck    Posted 03-29-2002 at 15:42:39       [Reply]  [No Email]

Dad kept sheep for a few years and I helped him doing the shearing and the wool was sold but here I would question the need for shearing if the wool is not wanted.


Tom A    Posted 03-29-2002 at 08:09:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
F14 is absolutely right, as usual.

I tried it last year...bought all the stuff, watched an expert do it several times while explaining how to, read all the books.

Took me hours to do 2 pet sheep--I think 4 or more hours--was sore, the sheep were traumatized, the wool was ruined. Just not worth it. This year, I've found a guy who'll do it for $10 bucks each and it will be money well spent.

Tom


F14    Posted 03-29-2002 at 07:30:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hire someone.

I get mine sheared for $5.00 each, and it's the best money I ever spent. By the time you buy the tools and learn to do it (lotsa bandaids involved, for the sheep AND the shearer) you're way ahead to pay to have it done once a year.

Easier on the back too... ":^)


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