Shearing on the Horizon

All the days can seem the same at the moment so having something to make Thursday special can be relaly helpful – like listening to the Alpaca Tribe Podcast!

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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


  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


For shearing equipment and sharpening

For rubber mats

Heiniger Xtra Shearing Machine

Go spend some time with an alpaca!

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