Did you know that most sheep grow wool continuously? This means that most sheep will need to be sheared at least once a year. While shearing isn’t necessarily easy work, anyone can do it. Still, at times it is more beneficial and cost effective to hire a professional. Today, our team at D-S Livestock Equipment is happy to give you a few tips on how you can prepare your sheep a professional to shear.
Of course, before you shear your animals, there are a few steps that should be taken. For example, please ensure that your sheep will be dry before they are sheared. Similarly, your sheep shouldn’t have full stomachs come shearing time. Full stomachs will make your animals uncomfortable and make the experience more difficult. In fact, it may be best to avoid feeding your animals at all on shearing day. You should also prepare an area. If the day will be warm, we recommend a shaded, dry space. Similarly, you may want to have an extension cord ready in advance.
Finally, we recommend keeping other distractions away. For example, if you have small children, dogs, or other animals in the area, your sheep could be distracted, making the process more difficult.
If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to contact us at 800-949-9997 soon. We look forward to hearing from you.