12 years of shearing experience.
3 man shearing team- consisting of 1 shearer, 1 headman, and 1 wrangler.
Bio-Secure practice: disinfection of all of our equipment between every farm site.
Clear communication months in advance with reliable shearing appointments.
Experience working with certified fiber sorters.
Beautiful show blankets and minimal second cuts.
"Top Knot Shearing has been shearing our alpacas for many years. We find the team easy to work with, efficient and professional. Every farm has their own idea how they want their alpacas to look on shearing day. They have always applied our instruction to shear the “look” we want. We are happy to have them back every year."
Wade Gease (AOBA Certified Judge/Trainer)
Trusted Compassionate Care
THREE MAN SHEARING CREWS who pride themselves on being PROFESSIONAL, PERSONAL, AND GENTLE
~Teeth and Toenail Trimming,
~Catching, Restraining, and Releasing Animals
Take the stress out of shearing day: allow us to do all the work for you. Through our care of you and your animals you will experience a stress-free shearing day!
"Since Top Knot Shearing was established we have always focused on our relationship with the customer. We are not just interested in the number of alpacas we are doing a day, but rather making it a pleasant experience for you and the animals. We take time to listen to you and how you want your animals to look, as well as how you would like your fiber separated. Finally, because we always work as three man teams we can ensure less stress on not only you but equally as important, your animals."
(Top Knot Founder)
Every alpaca is laid gently on soft cushioned mats.
Crew works together using an effective method to lay animals down calmly and safely before shearing.
The shearing is done efficiently and calmly to reduce stress for each animal. Most animals are only laying down for 5-7 minutes.
Experience shearing thousands of pregnant females with zero complications.
Experience shearing very young crias.