August 2005 -- The United States, like many other major sheep-producing countries, has a shortage of sheep shearers. However, it has just become a little easier to locate a shearer in your area, thanks to a shearer database created by the American Sheep Industry?s (ASI) Wool Council.
Shearers from all regions of the United States are included in the database, which has recently been posted to www.sheepusa.org. This list contains contact information from shearers who responded to ASI?s request to build this valuable industry resource.
Log on to find a shearer in your area that meets your needs or if you are a shearer who would like to be added, please contact Bob Padula, ASI wool consultant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.