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ScotsGirl

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Small Flock Shearing in Wiltshire
« on: February 21, 2012, 08:19:04 pm »
I am trying to get ahead of the game here.... I have approximately 16 sheep which will need shearing around early May.  Normally I manage most of them myself with either hand shears or electric but as I now have 3 pedigree Suffolks plus 2 crosses (oh and 2 Southdown x) I would appreciate professional help and maybe a quick lesson.

Anyone out there do small flocks around the Marlborough area (SN9)?
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wellies

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Re: Small Flock Shearing in Wiltshire
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 07:55:45 am »
Last year I used the Singing Shearer (he's on here) and he was fab. Came and did my 5 ewes on time and with no fuss. I think he travels round the country at shearing time so if you let him know where you are he will book you in when he's in the area. I can't recommend his services enough  :wave:

Sunnybank

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Re: Small Flock Shearing in Wiltshire
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 09:38:08 am »
Hi both,
Was pleased to hear you have used the singing shearer Wellies :)
just to say Scotsgirl that we are hoping the singing shearer (his name is Philip) will be doing our shetlands in May / June and we are in Hereford HR6, if he can get a few others booked in at the same time. Not sure how far away we are tho
if you Google singing shearer you will find his website
hth

colliewoman

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Re: Small Flock Shearing in Wiltshire
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2012, 10:32:45 am »
Alex Gould always used to do mine, I don't know if he's still in the area but I shall see if I can find him for you ;)
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ScotsGirl

  • Joined Dec 2009
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Re: Small Flock Shearing in Wiltshire
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2012, 12:58:37 pm »
Thanks, I will try Philip as I did make contact with him last year but did them myself in the end.  Can't face all the Suffolks though this year!

 

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