2022 Cornell Sheep Shearer List Now Available

March 25, 2022
2022 Cornell Sheep Shearer List Now Available

2022 List of Shearers Active in New York State & the Northeast U.S.

If you would like to be added to this list, please contact tatiana Stanton at TLS7@cornell.edu  

please note, many of these shearers do multiple species


James Baldwin

Freeville NY 13068 (Tompkins County, NY)

jrbaldwin1@verizon.net   607-257-1683


Brian Bancroft

Canaseraga, NY 14822 (Allegany County, NY), travels depending on flock size and distance



Sy Caryl certified shearer

Davidson, MI, will travel to Northeast for large flocks sheepguy58@gmail.com


Paula Decker

Unadilla, NY 13849 (Otsego County, NY), shears small flocks in vicinity of Chenango, Delaware and Otsego County

607-434-1759   windgait.farm@gmail.com (please put "Sheep Shearing" in the subject line)


Hoyt Emmons

Pennsburg, PA 18073 (Montgomery County, PA), shears in NY (primarily around Windsor, NY) and PA, specializes in pet flocks and also fleeces for hand spinners  

hemmons@comcast.net   267-246-2892


Ellen Forbes

New Gloucester, Maine 04260 (Cumberland County, ME), shears sheep, goats, alpacas and llamas throughout New England

shearnewengland@gmail.com  207-577-3376 Facebook: Shear New England

William Fritz, Ph.D. Certified Shearer

Doylestown, PA 18901 (Bucks County, PA), shears in PA,DE, MD, NJ, southeastern NY and also vicinity of Warren County, NY depending on timing/flock size 

wfritz820@gmail.com  609-839-3453 (cell)


Duane Gelser

Dalton, NY 14836 (Livingston County, NY), shears small flocks ≤25 head in Southern Tier region of NY

585-476-5924 (leave message)


Amanda Hall

St. Lawrence County, NY, shears small flocks in the region


Roger Hastings

Dickinson Center, NY 12930 (Franklin County, NY), shears sheep and alpacas in Franklin, Essex, Clinton, Jefferson & St. Lawrence Counties depending on flock size and distance

hastingssheep@gmail.com  518-529-6665


Tabbethia Haubold 

Yaphank, NY 11980 (Suffolk County, NY), shears in many NE states, alpacas, llamas, goats, sheep

tabbethia@liyarnandfarm.com   631-924-8110 office, 631-680-6721 cell


Melissa Higgins

Coventry, CT 06238 (Tolland County, CT), will travel to CT, MA, NH, NY, RI, VT depending on flock size and distance

ctsheepshearer@gmail.com  860-966-9264 cell


Gwen Hinman

Acworth, NH 03601 (Sullivan County, NH), will do Northeast states depending on flock size and distance



Mike & Tom (certified shearer) Horton

Towanda, PA 18848 (Bradford County), will travel depending on flock size, have wool press and offer other services

thehortons@cableracer.com  570-637-0629 (Tom's cell), 570-721-1929 (Mike) 


Travis Johnson

Minerva, Ohio (Carroll County, OH), travels to Western NY, etc. depending on number of animals available to shear in area

330-575-9790 cell (call or text)


Rick Jones East Berlin, PA 17316 (Adams County, PA), much of east coast depending on flock size and distance

Rcb6582@gmail.com 717-309-6582

Facebook: RCB Shearing


Donald Kading

Dutchess County, NY, shears in Hudson Valley region

914-489-8664 cell    northbreeze1@aol.com (please put "shearing" in the subject line)


Andreas King

Ulster Park, NY 12487 (Ulster County), shears sheep primarily in Hudson Valley region but will travel up to 2 hrs. depending on flock size, will do flocks up to 100 head

Andreasking@ccimail.com  845-475-7007 (call or text)


Mary Lake    Marylakeshearing.com Tunbridge, VT 05077 (Orange County), shears sheep in the Northeast depending on flock size and distance but primarily shears in Vermont mary.m.lake@gmail.com  802-338-2250


Aaron Loux   

Cummington, Massachusetts 01026 (Hampshire County, MA), travels all over NY and much of NE depending on flock size and distance

aaronshearing@gmail.com  413-230-8607    Facebook: Aaron's Shearing Service

Jim McRae/Elizabeth Willis

Florence, VT 05744 (Rutland County, VT), throughout the Northeast depending on flock size and distance buzzcutshearing@yahoo.com  Vtshearer@yahoo.com   802-345-1360


Nancy Meyers Morris, NY (Otsego County, NY), shears in Otsego County and vicinity

(607) 263-5588  rjmnlm@hotmail.com (please put "Sheep Shearing" in subject line!)


Northeast Shearing - Joe Coppola

Hunterdon County, VT, shears alpacas, goats, llamas, sheep throughout the Northeast depending on flock size and distance

northeastshearing@gmail.com 908-229-7167   Facebook:  Northeast Shearing


Peter Nowlin - Certified shearer Newton, CT 06470 (Fairfield County, CT), shears in CT, NY, VT, NH, MA depending on flock size and distance



Marie Roenke

Trumansburg, NY (Tompkins County, NY), travels within 2 hr. radius of Trumansburg/Ithaca, NY area

mer276@cornell.edu   spotted_sheep@bluefrog.com    607-379-1621   Facebook: Spot Hollow Farm


Jerry Russell

Binghamton, NY 13903 (Broome County, NY), travels within 2 hrs. of Binghamton, maximum flock size 40 head    russellmountainfarm@outlook.com  607-240-7702


Pete Sepe

Sandy Hook, CT 06482 (Fairfield County), shears sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas at farms and zoos throughout southern New England & in NY.

pasepe@juno.com 203-470-4084


Leslie Sullivan Hartland, VT 05048 (Windsor County), shears primarily in Vermont and New Hampshire

snowhouseshearing@gmail.com  510-529-9141    

Chad Swartz - now just time for small flocks but can help locate other shearers Attica, NY 14011 (Wyoming County, NY), shears in Western NY 716-812-2266  swartzc340@gmail.com (please put "Sheep Shearing" in subject line!)

DJ Swartz

Perry, NY 14530 (Wyoming County, NY), shears in Western New York area within 1 hr. drive, maximum flock size ≤80 head 716-474-3180            


 Joe St. Marie Jericho, VT 05465 (Chittenden County, VT), shears in New England and NY depending on flock size and distance, focuses on small flocks in Eastern Adirondacks & Champlain Valley but will consider large flocks stmariespruce@yahoo.com  joestmarie71@icloud.com  802-858-4836 Jean Tyler Virgil, NY 13045 (Cortland County, NY), shears sheep & angora goats, will travel if gas covered depending on flock size and distance jean.tyler@ymail.com 315-427-9450


Christina Wickson Newtown, CT 06470 (Fairfield County, CT), shears small flocks ≤20 head in CT, MA, RI and Westchester County, NY wicksonsheepshearing@gmail.com 203-512-2408

Elle Winter Rhinebeck, NY 12572 (Dutchess County, NY), shears small flocks in Colombia, Ulster and Dutchess Counties & vicinity

eewin0922@gmail.com 206-488-4470


Dan Wolf

Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 (Monroe County, NY), shears sheep, angora goats, alpacas in vicinity of Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse

dantheshearingman@gmail.com  585-435-8108


Yankee Clippers Shearing - Colin Siegmund & Siri Swanson

Orwell, VT and North Grosvenordale, CT, Serving flocks of any size in all areas of NY and New England

yankeerockfarm@gmail.com  959-444-5566 or 781-264-0430   Facebook:  Yankee Clippers Shearing

Additional Shearer Directories that include the Northeastern US please note, we do not know how recently these have been updated

LocalFiber.Org Processing Directory for Northeast US - includes shearers (click on hand shears)

American Sheep Industry Shearer Directory by State Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers Shearer List by Province

Shearing Services Directory from Light Livestock Equipment PA Llama & Alpaca Assoc. Shearer Directory

Vermont Sheep & Goat Association list of shearing services


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