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Steer Planet Chat => The Big Show => Topic started by: AStar on February 19, 2011, 03:14:18 PM

Title: slick shearing
Post by: AStar on February 19, 2011, 03:14:18 PM
I always have a few lines after slick shearing. What are everyones techniques to keep from having lines?

Thanks David
Title: Re: slick shearing
Post by: EastTex09 on February 21, 2011, 05:11:41 PM
I have slick sheared all my cattle since I started showing five years ago.  As far as lines go, there are two options. You can either go with the grain of the cow (you wont get as close or clean a cut) and brush the hair down and use a ton of show sheen and pink oil.  OR  When you're clipping against the grain overlap your cuts.  So instead of starting anew clipper line after a stroke, split line you already made in half and go from there... It will take alot longer but it cuts down on those lines.  Also if you'd like,  clip the cow one day, come back the next day and wash and clip again.  Im sure there are better ways but thats what has worked well for me.
Title: Re: slick shearing
Post by: CattleWiz on February 21, 2011, 07:03:50 PM
I always wondered how you prevented this down south! I sometimes had problems on their heads
Title: Re: slick shearing
Post by: DLB on February 21, 2011, 07:10:35 PM
I just clipped 3 calves today for my cousins...and the way I've prevented the lines is I used the big Oyster clippers to slick them and then used smaller oyster clippers to touch up and get rid of the lines.  I also use the smaller clippers on the head and in the creases (ears, brisket area, flank area).
Title: Re: slick shearing
Post by: Show stopper 95 on February 21, 2011, 07:27:35 PM
make sure to over lap your runs with the clippers (I overlap by half a blade width every time). . . other than that you will have some lines still. give it 2 days and it will be gone