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Angora Goat Shearing

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level 2

Thank you I was looking forward to that link lol

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Original Poster6 points · 2 years ago
level 2

Yes please, short back and sides. Thanks

level 3

It's almost like they say that once they work out what's happening and it feels that good.

level 4

Nah, the goat doesn't seem at all happy with it which is likely why they've been bound the entire time.

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3 points · 2 years ago

They definitely don't enjoy the process at all. It feels weird and involves them being moved around and such against their will. However, they DEFINITELY enjoy it afterward. It's a little cold and strange at first, but it's a relief from the heat of the wool and it increases their mobility a lot.

level 1

Do they give it like some calming drugs or something? Or does it actually just chill out and enjoy being shaved?

level 2

I, uh... I don't think it's either of those, buddy.

His legs are tied. He's probably just wonder why this happens.

level 3

Um, not to be a whiny, bitchy, uninformed liberal who grew up in the city and knows jack shit about livestock (milk comes from chickens!), but why is that sheep hogtied?

level 4

Well, would you let some random dude shave off all your hair if you could do something about it?

level 5

Depends on if I'm enjoying it.

level 6

I am guessing by your description of yourself you would never have had to take care of a goat....the are assholes. Nuff said.

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-2 points · 2 years ago

No, but then I don't have severe brain damage from bashing my head into everything that annoys me.

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8 points · 2 years ago

N... Neither do sheep.

level 4

Basically those hooves will slice through a leg so some people tie them up. Ive done it both ways, just depends on the relationship with the sheep. I know, it sounds crazy, but its a thing. Most of the time you can just tie a rope around the neck and put it to a post and it can stand still. Also as much as some crazies complain, this is needed for the animal. If not properly shaven, these animals will keep growing until they become almost unmovable. This makes the animals extremely hot, and also a target from predators when left outside.

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1 point · 2 years ago

It's to keep the goat from moving so the farmer doesn't accidentally injure it...and to keep it from injuring the farmer.

level 2

No drugs, they freak first but once they work out your not there to kill them, they settle down. Sheep you shear on their arse and they settle pretty quickly but I'd guess for goats you don't want those horns anywhere near your nuts.

Once they work out your just taking off their coat and it feels good, they are fine with it. Once the rope is off they piss off back into the paddock and have a jump around, they are that happy.

Clinical trials have measured the amount of stress hormones in sheep which can still be in their system for quite a while. Hence why you don't kill them for meat straight away.

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2 points · 2 years ago

I believe I read somewhere that shearing is not as uncomfortable as it looks. For the case of domesticated sheep, which are grown for wool/meat (I assume goats are similar), they no longer shed enough to have a continuous cycle of growth/loss like wild sheep do. So it becomes somewhat necessary for them to be sheared. I imagine that the first couple times they are sheared, they don't like it, but later it just sort of becomes routine. I imagine the legs are tied in the event that the goat decides to get a little rambuncious, and is more for the shearers safety than to subdue the goat. I hope that's the case at least.

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2 points · 2 years ago

It protects the goat too razor+rambunctious goat=a bad time for all involved.

level 1

Hey at least there's no small talk

level 2
3 points · 2 years ago

Sooo what kind of grass do you like?

level 1

This is how I feel when shaving my beard off

level 1

How much is that wool worth?

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