Complete Sheep Washing Process
When getting ready to shear, we suggest a 2-part washing and shearing strategy. Follow the steps to learn more about getting your sheep its cleanest and closest shear.
- Use a livestock blower to blow out as much excess dirt as possible.
- Wet sheep from head to tail to remove additional dirt, lanolin, and grime. Make sure to close off ears when using water on the head and face.
- Work in Degreasing Shampoo with your hands.
- Rinse until soap is completely gone, remembering to close off the ears and make sure the nozzle pressure is not too hard.
- Rub Conditioning Cream into the leg wool. Allow to sit 5-10 minutes, and rinse.
- Blow-dry the body from bottom to top with both motors on, but leave the body slightly damp. Spray Leg Pop onto leg wool and comb in with a Mini Wide Range Brush . Allow this to remain in the legs.
- Now you're ready for a quick shear using clippers and fine blades.
- Pour roughly 4 oz. Brightening Shampoo into the bottom of a clean bucket, and fill the bucket with about 3-4 inches of water. Be sure to create a lot of soap suds as you fill the bucket with water.
- Take a soft bristle brush and lightly brush suds on hide, working against the wool.
- Use a blower to blow out the suds and loosen/free up any remaining wool.
- Shear one more time using surgical blades.