Agri Vehicles Insurance from Greenlands

Author Topic: Cordless trimmers/clippers for 6 inch Fleece and dogs bum!  (Read 931 times)

PipKelpy

  • Joined Mar 2019
  • North Shropshire
  • Dreamer with docile cow and sheep!
What a question eh??

My 5 sheep, 4 have a short tight fleece, 1 is half Lleyn and a walking yeti!

He was struck on Sunday and I attacked him with the kitchen scissors, flicking off maggots and then spraying him, rubbing it in and watching maggots jump.

Yesterday the vet was here and he said he could tidy him up, which he did. (Shearer is coming next week, sheep staying in til then, on a diet anyway, all too fat!)

Vet had only what could be described as dog clipper and more of a trimmer style.

My question is as the heading.

I don't want to shear the animal, just want to clean the butt and help it between flystrike and shearer coming and use it to whizz up and around the dogs bum (leg problems due to epilepsy medication so we like to keep her clean and tidy).

Must be lightweight (cordless) easy to get blades and not too loud as the dog is sensitive.

Please don't suggest 12v or cordless shearing machines, I had a 12v shearing set up and sold it back to the company I bought it off. I have grip problems and the vibrations on the handpieces are too much, which is why I have said trimmer/clipper.

Halter train the cattle to keep them quiet but watch your back when they come a'bulling! Give them all names even those you plan to eat. Always be calm. Most importantly, invest in wellies with steel toe caps and be prepared for the clever cow who knows where the toe caps end!!

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Cordless trimmers/clippers for 6 inch Fleece and dogs bum!
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2021, 03:23:45 pm »
A set of jakoti hand shears would do just fine for the odd trim up on the sheep. And then get a set of pet clippers for the dog.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2021, 03:59:50 pm by twizzel »

chrismahon

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: Cordless trimmers/clippers for 6 inch Fleece and dogs bum!
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2021, 04:49:33 pm »
Hand shears with the double spring- much easier on the hand as they need much less effort. I have grip problems but just take it slow. We sheared our ewe over 4 days.

Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Cordless trimmers/clippers for 6 inch Fleece and dogs bum!
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2021, 08:30:48 pm »
I have some Heineger Saphir clippers for trimming the sheep and horses.

PipKelpy

  • Joined Mar 2019
  • North Shropshire
  • Dreamer with docile cow and sheep!
Re: Cordless trimmers/clippers for 6 inch Fleece and dogs bum!
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2021, 07:30:57 am »
I have some Heineger Saphir clippers for trimming the sheep and horses.

With googling I've seen these. Mum asked the vet and his are the andis veterinary clipper supra agr, which when googling, are discontinued. I liked the low hum as when I've put in clippers the masterclip ones come up but the noise is too loud and I don't think they will suit the dog. I'm just after something that can get close to the skin, like the shearing machine could, but a lot lighter and quieter and suitable for the dog. Hollow is a yeti so kitchen scissors to get down to the problem and then clippers for the close up work are fine.

Of course if he had any sense, he wouldn't get struck to start with!
Halter train the cattle to keep them quiet but watch your back when they come a'bulling! Give them all names even those you plan to eat. Always be calm. Most importantly, invest in wellies with steel toe caps and be prepared for the clever cow who knows where the toe caps end!!

 

foot clippers & trimmers

Started by andywalt (17.9)

Replies: 1
Views: 2373
Last post September 02, 2010, 08:42:43 pm
by supplies for smallholders
Fleece for hand-spinning : hand-shear or machine clippers?

Started by SallyintNorth (11.75)

Replies: 17
Views: 7879
Last post January 28, 2012, 01:26:37 pm
by SingingShearer
crutching out - best value cordless machine ?

Started by Bywaters (9.16)

Replies: 5
Views: 724
Last post October 21, 2021, 07:43:19 am
by silkwoodzwartbles
clippers broke

Started by daddymatty82 (8.08)

Replies: 1
Views: 1772
Last post June 26, 2011, 11:57:14 am
by andywalt
Sheep Clippers

Started by Emmam (8.08)

Replies: 13
Views: 5909
Last post October 25, 2012, 10:40:48 am
by Alistair

Forum sponsors

FibreHut Energy Helpline Thomson & Morgan Time for Paws Scottish Smallholder & Grower Festival Ark Farm Livestock Movement Service

© The Accidental Smallholder Ltd 2003-2022. All rights reserved.

Design by Furness Internet

Site developed by Champion IS