I am not a sheep farmer but was cutious about some things and was kind of shocked at what I found. It seems having someone shear you sheep is more expensive than its worth. From prices I have seen them charge and the current price of wool it seems 50 to 75 percent of your wool profit would go to pay the person shearing. No wonder so many people are going to hairless sheep and going the meat route instead of wool. I didn't know just how worthless the wool market is these days. If i had a wool sheep breed I think I would just shear them best I could and trash the wool and sell the lambs for meat. Its a crazy market these days.