Before shearing

If I’m coming to shear your sheep, then please…

  • Have them housed so that they are dry – shearing wet sheep is not clever!  Even dew can make it harder than it needs to be.  If you have no housing, please pen them.
  • Have their stomachs empty – it will be uncomfortable for them otherwise (which makes it harder for me) and can lead to problems with choking and regurgitation.  It is best to house them without food from the night before.
  • Have a flat area about 2 metres square (preferably within 50m of a power supply, but I do have a generator).
  • Have bags ready to store the fleeces.

I will bring hurdles and fencing to help with containing them prior to and during shearing.

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