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
Step 1

Use a blower to blow out as much excess dirt as possible.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Work in Degreasing Shampoo with your hands.

Step 4

Rinse until soap is completely gone, remembering to close off the ears and make sure the nozzle pressure is not too strong.

Step 5

Use your hands to gently massage Conditioning Cream into the leg wool.

Step 6

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.

Step 7

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
Step 1

Rinse legs that have had Conditioning Cream sitting in them, and blow out legs until fairly dry.

Step 2

Generously apply ProPolish to the legs and leave in.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Take a soft bristle brush and lightly brush suds on hide, working against the wool.

Step 5

Use a blower to blow out the suds and loosen/free up any remaining wool.

Step 6

Shear one more time using fine clipper or surgical blades.