Please note that most shearing teams are requested in January, schedules arrive in March or April, and shearing is done in May. Due to this, it is incredibly important for you to request shearing well in advance so your alpacas can withstand the summer heat.
A local, husband-wife team from Lakeview Michigan that services farms across the mitten and beyond. They pride themselves on understanding the importance of preserving usable fiber length and grades, while also providing a gentler approach to animal handling. They strive to create a relaxed, stress-free environment on shearing day and provide you with top-notch customer service.
Katelyn and Matt Goff
Biosecure Alpaca Shearing Ltd.
ShearingAlpaca.com is the website that does the scheduling for a voluntary association of independent alpaca shearers who have all apprenticed for 4 years or more under John Gunther of Biosecure Alpaca Shearing, Ltd. and the other Master Shearers, Micah Justice of Durer Shearing, Ben Bowman of Beneficial Shearing and Sardis Gunther of Clean-Cut Shearing.
Pete Hofmann and his team of shearers provide benchmark services for clients throughout the United States. Every alpaca is laid gently on soft cushioned mats, while the crew works together using an effective method to lay animals down calmly and safely before shearing. The shearing is done efficiently and calmly to reduce stress for each animal. Most animals are only laying down for 5-7 minutes.