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Alpaca Tribe - Steve Heatherington EPISODE 69, 22nd April 2020
Shearing on the Horizon
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Shearing on the Horizon

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Over the years of keeping alpacas I have learnt various lessons

  • Lesson 1 - You have to learn
  • Lesson 2 - Use the right equipment
  • Lesson 3 - It is not a race
  • Lesson 4 - Learn who to listen to

Takeaways

  1. Keep calm
  2. Be prepared
  3. Always have spares
  4. Remember to keep drinking
  5. Take your time doing dark animals at the end of the day
  6. Know your animals
  7. Know your anatomy
  8. If in doubt - stop, look, and go careful
  9. If it feels wrong it probably is
  10. Label fleece bags inside and out.

Finally - enjoy yourselves

LINKS

For shearing equipment and sharpening

https://www.hornershearing.com/

For rubber mats

https://www.mayofarmsystems.co.uk/the-mayo-original/

Heiniger Xtra Shearing Machine

https://www.hornershearing.com/acatalog/heiniger-xtra.html


Go spend some time with an alpaca!