The Complete Sheep Washing Process
When getting ready to shear sheep, we suggest a 2-part washing and shearing strategy. Follow these steps to learn more about getting your sheep its cleanest and closest shear.
Washing Round 1
Use a blower to blow out as much excess dirt as possible.
Wet sheep from head to tail to remove additional dirt, lanolin, and grime. Make sure to close off ears when using water on the head and face.
Work in Degreasing Shampoo with your hands.
Rinse until soap is completely gone, remembering to close off the ears and make sure the nozzle pressure is not too strong.
Use your hands to gently massage Conditioning Cream into the leg wool.
Blow-dry the body from bottom to top with both motors on, but leave the body slightly damp. Do not blow the Conditioning Cream out of the legs.
Now you’re ready for a quick shear using clippers and fine blades.
Congratulations! You have successfully made it through round one of washing and shearing; however, we recommend going over sheep a second time.
Washing Round 2
Rinse legs that have had Conditioning Cream sitting in them, and blow out legs until fairly dry.
Generously apply ProPolish to the legs and leave in.
Pour 4 oz. Brightening Shampoo into a bucket, and fill with 3-4 inches of water. Be sure to create a lot of soap suds as you fill the bucket with water.
Take a soft bristle brush and lightly brush suds on hide, working against the wool.
Use a blower to blow out the suds and loosen/free up any remaining wool.
Shear one more time using fine clipper or surgical blades.