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silkiechick

  • Joined Apr 2011
Price of shearing for small flock
« on: May 09, 2013, 01:05:40 pm »
Hi can anyone tell me what seems to be the going rate for shearing a small flock this year
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lachlanandmarcus

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Price of shearing for small flock
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2013, 01:10:38 pm »
A lot of the time is spent getting there, getting set up etc, so usually theres a minimum charge of about £30 odd and then a rate per sheep, plus extra for travelling if theres a lot of that.

silkiechick

  • Joined Apr 2011
Re: Price of shearing for small flock
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2013, 01:19:47 pm »
thanks haven,t had any done for a few years

cluckyclaire

  • Joined Apr 2009
Re: Price of shearing for small flock
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2013, 02:38:10 pm »
I pay £50 - that's been for between 5 and 7 sheep. Shearer has 20 min drive to get to us but normally ties us in with others in surrounding areas.

Daniel Does

  • Joined Apr 2013
  • Lincolnshire
    • Daniel Does
Re: Price of shearing for small flock
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2013, 05:49:41 pm »
I charge £1/mile (one way) if more than 15 miles from me, and £35 for shearing up to twenty sheep.

I normally try to encourage customers with small flocks to talk to their neighbours etc to share the travel cost. If you can get the sheep all in one place, even better!

moony

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Dent
Re: Price of shearing for small flock
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2013, 07:37:11 pm »
When we had a smaller number we used to get together with a friend and take them to their place as they had a nice building to use. Saved us money and the shearers time which kept them happy and keen to return.

silkiechick

  • Joined Apr 2011
Re: Price of shearing for small flock
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2013, 07:49:25 pm »
£30 for the 4 very reasonable  :) I do have some clippers but my new  :sheep: are a bit too woolly for me to tackle

Raine

  • Joined May 2011
  • Lincoln
Re: Price of shearing for small flock
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2013, 12:24:39 pm »
 :wave:


Daniel just did a great job on my little flock of 6 sheep.  Mine are a little wild, so take a bit of holding.  I felt it was a good price for the work needed and time taken  ;D


Now to figure out what to do with the fleeces  :thinking:

thenovice

  • Joined Oct 2011
Re: Price of shearing for small flock
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2013, 06:05:40 pm »
Round here, there is a minimum charge of £40 or £50 regardless of how few. But one local guy charges £5 a sheep

zarzar

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • kent
  • Z.Glenfield :)
Re: Price of shearing for small flock
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2013, 08:34:23 pm »
anyone on here in somerset i have aprox 20 to be done.
1 cat,2 thoroughbred horses,1 dog, handfull of bird various types and hoping to get sheep again

Jcrang

  • Joined Jul 2012
Re: Price of shearing for small flock
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2013, 06:16:03 pm »
I'll see if I can get the contact details for the chap near Glastonbury who does ours. Not sure if he'd do 20 though, but it may be worth asking.


rjt68

  • Joined May 2013
Re: Price of shearing for small flock
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2013, 09:31:08 pm »
hi,
i am in somerset and shearing small flocks 1 to 25  if anybody needs me :wave:

 

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