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Offline Jeff_Schroeder

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Re: What's the going rate for slick shearing?
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2010, 06:41:23 AM »
You know, while I don't agree with it, I can at least understand somebody hiring a pro to clip haired cattle.  You guys seriously hire jocks to slick shear your cattle?  Who the heck's steer is it any way?

When I said a twelve pack, that's what a group of people I know bring when they all bring their kids to help each other slick.  The parents might help clean up a few trouble spots or crevices but the kids are the ones doing 90% of it.

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Re: What's the going rate for slick shearing?
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2010, 10:28:33 AM »
We planned on doing it ourselves....meaning my son and my husband, but this guy volunteered.  No, we would not normally hire someone to slick shear. 

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Re: What's the going rate for slick shearing?
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2010, 10:35:22 AM »
SlickTxMaine, I realize you were offered the help, my question should have been pointed more at those who actually bring people in to slick.  Sorry for the confusion.

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Re: What's the going rate for slick shearing?
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2010, 11:38:49 AM »
Slicking calves is the best way to get kids started with a pair of clippers.  I cut my 10 year old loose on his the day after our county show.  I helped him smooth him and get the hard to get places before we left for San Antonio.  There's not any great trick to it other than using sharp blades and having the calf clean.

But it is a pain in the rear to do and takes at least as long as a normal clip job does.  If you have an ornery one, it can get real interesting trying to get every little hair up under their flank.  Thus my recommendation for if you feel you need someone to do it and you need to pay them, don't insult them by offerring a small amount of money.  Because they will spend 2-3 hours doing it if they are really trying to get it all.

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Re: What's the going rate for slick shearing?
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2010, 11:43:30 AM »
Slicking calves is the best way to get kids started with a pair of clippers.  I cut my 10 year old loose on his the day after our county show.  I helped him smooth him and get the hard to get places before we left for San Antonio.  There's not any great trick to it other than using sharp blades and having the calf clean.

But it is a pain in the rear to do and takes at least as long as a normal clip job does.  If you have an ornery one, it can get real interesting trying to get every little hair up under their flank.  Thus my recommendation for if you feel you need someone to do it and you need to pay them, don't insult them by offerring a small amount of money.  Because they will spend 2-3 hours doing it if they are really trying to get it all.
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Re: What's the going rate for slick shearing?
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2010, 12:13:15 PM »
I can guarantee you that you can't slick one in 15 minutes like what we have to do to our steers .  Every hair has to come off to less than 1/4 inch except for the tail.  We have to get all of the hair out of their ears even.  I think you are comparing apples to oranges there.  I spent a little over two hours finishing one up last weekend and I'm not unusually slow about it.

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Re: What's the going rate for slick shearing?
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2010, 06:34:01 PM »
oh i would say about 20.00

 

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