September 3, 2004
September 3, 2004 -- The United States, like other major sheep-producing countries, is suffering from a shortage of sheep shearers. That?s why the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) is compiling a sheep shearer database, which will contain information ranging from a shearer?s contact information to what services, supplies and level of skills he or she provides.
The project kicked off in mid-August with the mailing of a form to about 270 sheep shearers, for whom ASI had contact information or was supplied information by a wool warehouse. If you are a shearer and did not receive the form, please contact Bob Padula at (320) 269-7973 or e-mail Bob Padula
so one may be sent to you promptly.