Shearing Pricing

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

Shearing prices include hoof trimming and tooth 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 ($20 per goat in flocks over 25)
$16 per goat ($14 per goat in flocks of 25)
Alpacas $30 per animal ($25 per animal in flocks over 50)
Cria shearing $15 per animal
Llamas $35-40 per animal
OTHER SERVICES
Hoof trims only
(offered for sheep, goats, camelids, and potbelly pigs)
$5 per animal (unless significant cutting needs to be done with horse hoof nippers)
Winter and pre-lambing crutching, pizzle area trims $5 per animal
Camelid tooth trims (incisors and fighting teeth) $10 per animal
FARM CALL/SETUP FEE FOR SHEARING: $75
FARM CALL FEE FOR HERD HEALTH AND HOOF/TOOTH TRIMS: $50
(this covers travel time, gas, vehicle wear and tear, shearing equipment maintenance, and thorough cleaning/disinfection of gear between jobs)

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
  • tooth trims for alpacas and llamas
  • 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 always have a shearing assistant with me for alpaca and llama flocks)

Shearing prices do not include:

  • farm call fee
  • 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

Discounts may apply!  They may include:  if your animals are penned up and clean, right near the shearing station, if you help bring the animals to the shearing stand; if you blow out very dusty/dirty camelids; if you put the shearing team up for the night; if your farm is adjacent to other farms on the schedule.

Additional fees may apply!  They may include: if we have to run after, corral, contain, carry your animals to the shearing stand; if animals have more than one year’s fiber growth (or more than 8 months’ growth for goats); if animals have truly excessive manure tags, active scours, maggots, or non-organic debris in their fiber; if owners are not present; if our team has to do all fiber collection, skirting, and bagging.   During high shearing season (April and May), if we arrive and animals are still out in the field and need to be caught, an automatic $75 surcharge will be assessed to the total fee.  This is to discourage this practice (a) so that the animals do not get stressed out by having to be caught and (b) so that we can keep our schedule and arrive in a timely manner at each subsequent farm waiting for us.

Comments on “Shearing Pricing

  1. I am looking for someone to shear 8 alpacas we have. We got them after they were sheared last year and I was going to do it myself this year. With the weather etc. I did not get around to it till last week and after trying I knew I could not do it. I had two major back surgeries w/ rods, screws, plates etc. and I physically can’t do it. WE NEED HELP! Our farm is located in southern Huntingdon Co. in Pa. Is there anything you can do for us, thanks. Pat Horner 717-580-0207

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