Shearing Table

Freight orders ship via tractor trailer. Someone will have to meet the driver to help unload. The driver is responsible for getting it to the end of the truck. Please remember that the truck will likely be a tractor trailer that may not travel up a driveway or other small roadways. The customers may be asked to meet the truck at the end of a driveway to unload.

Assembly & Operating Instructions for the Shearing and Procedure Table

Shearing and Procedure Tables enable alpaca owners to shear their herd at their leisure in a safe manner for both the alpaca and the owner. Our Shearing and Procedure Table was designed for portability, ease of use, compact storage capability and safe use with the least amount of strain on the owners and alpacas.

The Alpaca Shearing and Procedure Table is an indispensable piece of equipment for alpaca owners. The table assembles and disassembles easily for transport or storage, and can be stored in area less than 6″ in width when the legs are removed. The Shearing and Procedure Table can be easily transported in the bed of a pickup truck. Extension arms on either side can be adjusted to accommodate both large and small animals. The top is an ‘hourglass’ shape, which enables the shearer easier access.

The Shearing and Procedure Table top is constructed on an ingenious hinge device, enabling the shearer to strap the alpaca safely in place while the top is vertical, then swing both table top and alpaca to a horizontal position for shearing. The table top will pivot vertically to either side. The shearing table comes complete with a nylon abdomen support for safely securing and releasing your alpaca, and four adjustable leg restraints.

The Shearing & Procedure table also works well for veterinary procedures such as surgeries and geldings.

NOTES on use of table as shown in video and pictures below:
While there are lots of people (4 or 5) show using the table in the video and pictures, Debbie, our farm manager & I can put the grumpiest pregnant female on the table by ourselves. It takes some practice & coordination but works just fine. It may be easier with less people once you have a system down.
With the “cranky ones” we always tether the feet first before tipping the table. If the alpaca is less cranky/more low key the feet can be restrained after tipping the table. See the instructions for use of the table below for more info on the two options.


Tips From The Pro

Q – How do I minimize shearing cuts?
While a nick or two is normal and acceptable over the course of a day’s work, responsible shearers should strive to minimize skin cuts. There are several ways to accomplish this. I’ll speak in general at first then get specific…..(Read More)
Q – How often should I oil my shears?
The goal is to provide adequate lubricant to keep things moving along (literally) but not so much as to be wasteful or incur fiber contamination. One should always obey manufacturer’s recommendations in literature provided with…..(Read More)
Q – How can I reduce second cuts?
Good shearing can be broken down into about four principles…..(Read More)

Have a question? Ask Matt!

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Dimensions: Table top is approx 4’x8’ & will fit in the bed area of a full size pick up or anywhere a sheet of plywood will fit. Table height is 30″ in the horizontal position.

Vet and assistant conducting an eye surgery on a geriatric alpaca patient using the Shearing & Procedure Table
Vet and assistant conducting an eye surgery on a geriatric alpaca patient using the Shearing & Procedure Table

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