Shearing cost

RedMerle

Member
My gardener is charging me 35 quid an hour for him and an assistant. He said an electrician costs that for one man. I seem to think my electrician cost me more than that.
 

andybk

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Mendips Somerset
My gardener is charging me 35 quid an hour for him and an assistant. He said an electrician costs that for one man. I seem to think my electrician cost me more than that.

Why are farmers are so out of touch , we see it time and again with hedgecutting / shearing / baling , falling over ourselves to be cheapest down to minimum wage never mind the kit worth £££ , then paying top dollar for grass keep and the like , We all deserve to go bust
 

andybk

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Mendips Somerset
I would say sheep clipping was a nice little earner...
you knock yourself out , I hate the job but its got to be done , 300 +purebred 90kg plus char sheep at the end of lambing, i could do without , but as our flock is in so many small blocks (46) it makes mustering for a shearer a logistic headache . If it was for someone else small scale i would want £40 an hour
 
Location
Cleveland
you knock yourself out , I hate the job but its got to be done , 300 +purebred 90kg plus char sheep at the end of lambing, i could do without , but as our flock is in so many small blocks (46) it makes mustering for a shearer a logistic headache . If it was for someone else small scale i would want £40 an hour
I don't clip sheep, I get two lads in to clip mine....my job is shoving 90 kilo texels up the ramp all day...I know who's the most knackered by the end of the day....and I'm out of pocket
 

liammogs

Member
Call a few guys or find a few recomendations, guy that does mine charges a £40 'call out' then £1 a ewe after so around the £80/90 mark, were around the 50 ewes
 

andybk

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Mendips Somerset
I don't clip sheep, I get two lads in to clip mine....my job is shoving 90 kilo texels up the ramp all day...I know who's the most knackered by the end of the day....and I'm out of pocket

lol, thats why i shear my own at least its a cash input not an outgoing , i wouldnt work for same money for someone else , and risk my back legs etc
 

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