but do you have to pay to shear them or are you doing it yourself? If you do it yourself, do the results look decent? If you do it yourself and it looks good, my hunch would be that it would be worth it. Sheared animals always look well cared for and perhaps even pampered. I would think they'd stand out and that could only help.
I always shear anything I'm selling. They look clean and tidy and the purchaser has a better idea of what he's buying. If your not going to shear, at least crutch them and get rid of any daggy bottoms you might have.
with 4h lambs that are sold they are sold a month before fair day so they grow an inch by fair then they get sold about a week later and sell very well compared to other lambs of the same weight class that are not shorn
Well I sold them with wool on, on the 4th of Dec and got as high as $1.24/lb on 95-99 lb lambs, the 100-110 lbers brought 1.19, just wanted to give an update. And as usual, my wife was right, my back wasn't sore from shearing.
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