Alpaca Shearers

 

Why Shear ?
As a fibre animal alpacas need to be sheared regularly. Shearing has the following benefits: it improves the welfare of the animal by avoiding overheating, reduces chances of flystrike, allows better assessment of overall condition (eg body scoring), allows inspection of the skin condition and possible parasite eg mite infestation and allows more effective treatment if required.

Shearing Considerations
Shearing in the correct weather conditions is important to avoid distress/discomfort from sudden changes in temperature; Shearing in cold,changeable weather and/or rain can cause hypothermia; animals and weather should be monitored closely. Consider the effects of wind chill on a shorn alpaca esp if also wet.
Suitable indoor facilities, bedding and coats should be on hand if required. Any cuts incurred from shearing should be appropriately treated and kept under observation incase of infection or flystrike.

When shearing - your animals should be kept as stress free as possible. Appropriate penning, power facilities, lighting and shelters will make the shearing experience better for both you and your animals.

You should ensure your shearer observes good biosecurity procedures including disinfecting tools and equipment.

Please note: The British Alpaca Society does not Endorse or Approve any shearers – This list is provided solely to assist members who may have difficulty in finding/contacting shearers and does not imply any specific level of competence.
Please contact us if you know of any shearers who are not on the list or if you believe any of the details are incorrect.

List of shearers

Adam Riley (Countrywide)
Email: mrclippershearing@yahoo.com

Ben Wheeler (Countrywide)
Mobile:  07770 375300

Bob Shaw (UK and Europe)
Mobile: 07889 053826

Bravo International Alpaca Shearing
Email: bravoshear@bigpond.com

Chris Deakin
Email: Chris@PukkaPacas.com
Mobile: 07597 703492

Colin Ottery (S.W. England)
Mobile: 07773 440354

David & Moragh Harrison (UK)
Tel: 01983 555080 or 07734 830325

Dave Thomas - Based in Carmarthen (shears at weekends but will travel as far as Gloucestershire)
Mobile: 07881 696310

Flis Proctor ( England)
Mobile: 07783268257

Garry Naish (Countrywide)
Mobile: 07785 116211

Ian Horner (South & South West)
Tel: 01963 351743 or Mobile: 07974 314211

James Dell
Tel:01296 290664  Mobile: 07970 692550

James Hamilton (Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire. Wiltshire, Avon Somerset, Dorest, Devon, West Midlands)
Will consider other areas
Tel:01242 506500 Mobile:07540 621042

Jamie Taylor (All Uk /Southern Ireland)
Tel:07969331660

John and Jackie Waugh
Tel: 01434 240267  Mobile: 07714 462424

Kevin Howe & Fiona Harrison (Scotland)
Email: f.harrison923@btinternet.com

Kevin Hamstra (available in the UK until March 2016)
Tel:0031657747945
Email:Hallo@kevinhamstra.nl

Mrs R, Mr C and S Aylott (Dorset)
Tel: 01258 817639 

Mrs Koryniaka  (England)
Tel:07969 632404 or Mobile: 07881 987986   

Mike Banks (Runs a few crews countrywide)
Mobile: 07906 667454

Ondrej (Andrew) Janicek
Tel: 01884 243579

Richard Barnaby (UK, France & Italy)
Mobile: 07843885336

Sandra Scott
Tel: 01763 242724  Mobile: 07942859661

Sandra Muriel (Devon and surrounding areas)
Mobile:07870 612559    

Shearco
Tel: 02088167395

Steve Doughty (around Boston, Lincolnshire)
Tel: 01205 280276  Mobile: 07823 332008

Susie Parish (South of England and France)
Mobile: 07767 765646

Trevor Gellatly (Countrywide)
Tel: (00) 11 61 894 081 062 (Australia)
Mobile: 07 500 544 596
Email: allaboutalpacas@bigpond.com

Tony Neaves (South East England)
Mobile: 07814 519990

Richard & Leigh Woods (East Midlands. Notts/Derbys/Leics  + other areas considered)
Tel: 01332 792276  Mobile:07812 103518

Kirsti Wilde
Tel:07748 613771

Jonathan Waters (North of England)
Tel:07803692495

Wayne Jones ( Northamptonshire/Oxfordshire/Warwickshire)
Tel: 07738 696762
Email:wayne@greatgroundfarm.co.uk