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6 years 7 months ago #516007 by Jacques
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Hi all i am new to this site. Just want to find out if anyone can give me some info on having my sheep sheared.
I have 7 Romney x. 5 Ewes are tame and can be handled easy. 2 Rams will need a dog to guide into penn.
Price on this will be appreciated. I am situated in Pokeno.
Thanks
JJ

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6 years 7 months ago #516014 by muri
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Jacques, welcome.
Because many of us dont live in your area, its hard to give you suggestions for a shearer and I suggest you look in your local newspapers, talk to your neighbours to see who they use, or ask on a local Facebook page etc. You would get probably a better response than from this forum as there may not be anyone here from Pokeno.
Shearing costs will vary according to how many sheep to be done and distance the shearer has to travel
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6 years 7 months ago - 6 years 7 months ago #516038 by terralee
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I can give you the ph number of the shearer we finally found and used (after going through a butcher) in the Waikato area before we moved back up here ...Edsel is a great shearer and quite reasonable ...he has his own mobile shearing plant or will use yours if you have one ...he does not have dogs so your rams would have to be penned for him ...you probably would find they will tootle in with the ewes ....he charges a set up fee of $50 and $3 per sheep (from memory and double for rams ) I think ...what ever he charges I know the charge is very reasonable and he is an excellent shearer :) ...he will also drench, do feet etc if need be if you tell him what you want done :cheer:
0274743104
Haha...we found our old shearer we used all those years ago is still shearing up here ...he sent his mate tho" and he charged like a wounded bull so we shall be checking out others for the next time :whistle:
Cheers

Leonie & Zoo!!! :silly: :woohoo:
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6 years 7 months ago #516056 by Jacques
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Thanks a lot will deft. give him a call.
Cheers

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6 years 7 months ago #516063 by LongRidge
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Depending on how long and matted the fleeces are, and how much black is in them, the fleeces will be worth upwards of $10 each. We got about $18 per sheep for our 3 to 4 inch (so 7.5 to 10 cm if you are new fashioned) long white wool that had been skirted, and would have got about $12 to $15 if it had not been skirted. Keep the ram wool separate from the ewe wool if you are going to sell the fleeces.

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6 years 7 months ago #516076 by Stikkibeek
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[quote="terralee" post=516038
Haha...we found our old shearer we used all those years ago is still shearing up here ...he sent his mate tho" and he charged like a wounded bull so we shall be checking out others for the next time :whistle:
Cheers[/quote]

I know why he charged like a wounded bull.

With all those wrinkles in the sheep to circumnavigate he would have had 3x the amount of sheep on each to shear!:whistle: That would have been the equivalent of shearing a two year old Highland ox :lol: :lol: :evil:

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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