Scheduling now for Fall, 2019

I am currently scheduling shearing for fall of 2019.  If you are a new client, please make sure to fill out my request form!

For sheep:  if you are expecting to lamb, please try to schedule shearing at least 3 weeks prior to lambing; otherwise please allow at least 8 weeks after lambing to schedule your shearing date. 

Please note:  I am not taking on any flocks of finewool sheep or babydoll sheep.

For horses requiring a fall or winter clipping: Please make sure you have a turnout sheet and/or a lightweight blanket for those unexpected cold nights.

Weekends

Weekends book up very fast and the desirable dates are very few.  Please try to be flexible in scheduling on a weekday. Remember:  this is a once a year event that is critical to the health of your animal.  Please make time for it.

Rain and Bad Weather

I encourage all farmers to be prepared for shearing on their date no matter the weather.  Obtain inexpensive dog or calf or foal blankets in the event of cold, have fans and good ventilation for animals in barns for hot weather, and please read my article on shearing and rain to come up with ideas for coping with wet weather.

Request a shearing appointment!

Wait!  Before writing a comment on this post, if you wish to ask for a shearing date, please click on the link above which will take you to my shearing request form. I receive these much more quickly!

Comments on “Scheduling now for Fall, 2019

  1. I met you at a seminar I gave a year or so ago. You sheared for a client of mine, Tamara, and
    she highly recommended you.
    I have 5 alpacas and 5 sheep that need shearing as well as one from a client.
    We are very flexible as far as timing–pretty much whatever suits you.
    Are you booked or do you think you would be able to shear them?
    Thanks,
    Gail Campbell, Ameripaca
    I am located in West River, Md.

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