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When we got our sheep I thought it would be a good idea to shear them ourselves; save money, shear on demand....  However, I quickly learnt that shearing is a Black Art, best left to the professional, unless you enjoy a really sore, stiff back. A good shearer can shear a sheep in around 1 minute.  Our DIY Record: 5 hours for one sheep! If you're still keen to DIY, these videos are brilliant:  

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