Shearing Pricing

The total cost for shearing is the farm call plus shearing or other services.

Shearing prices include hoof/toenail trimming.
Ewes and lambs $12 per sheep ($10 per sheep in flocks over 25, $8 per sheep in flocks over 50)
Angora Goats
Pygora Goats
$25 per goat
$16 per goat
Alpacas $30-35 per animal
Cria shearing $15 per animal
Llamas $35-40 per animal
OTHER SERVICES
Hoof/toenail trims only $5 per animal
Winter and pre-lambing crutching, pizzle area trims $6 per animal
Camelid tooth trims (incisors and fighting teeth) $10 per animal ($5 if done at shearing time)
Pig tusk trims, pig hoof trims $10 per animal
FARM CALL/SETUP FEE: $75
(this covers travel time, gas/vehicle wear and tear, shearing equipment maintenance, and thorough cleaning/disinfection of gear between jobs)

Additional station setup (e.g. we must move all equipment to different locations): $20 per station

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.

INCLUDED AND NOT INCLUDED

Shearing prices include:

  • hoof trims for sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas
  • stopping to check on body condition, as needed
  • discussion with owner on any issues pertaining to the animal
  • a shearing assistant (April-June I will normally have a shearing assistant with me for alpaca and llama flocks)

Shearing prices do not include:

  • farm call fee (which is $75 per farm)
  • multiple station setups at one farm
  • fiber collection and/or skirting
  • 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