Hilary Gietzen Shearing Sheep

When the sheep are in the proper position, there is not much stress on the ewes. Depending on the size and breed of sheep, it usually takes about 2-3 minutes to shear each sheep. Average amount of wool is usually around 10 lbs. My goal is to shear around 200 sheep per day, although quite often we run over that. The most I have sheared in one day is 325 head.