In general, it's a good idea to set up your shearing in January, to ensure that you are booked with the shearer of your choice. Shearing usually takes place between late March and mid-June--most of us shear in April and May in California.
Except where indicated, this is not an endorsement of any shearer, but simply a list I've compiled because I am so frustrated when alpaca owners call in June and wonder how to get their animals shorn for heat control.
We use Brian Gnizak of Shear Relief, LLC (formerly with BioSecure--see below)
Book with Brian (big improvement!) a 330-317-6135 or shearreliefllc.com and on
Facebook. Comes out from Midwest with team of 4, so his schedule is tight!
Also www.shearingalpaca.com to get a team out from the Midwest. They start their scheduling in January on line.Or Google "Biosecure Alpaca Shearing").
(Please ignore the blue highlights--I can't get rid of it and don't know where it came from!)
Sergio Balcorta (Shear Magic)
Josh Swink (530) 559-6222
Alex Crawford Alpaca Shearing email@example.com 1-530-613-9355 So I guess he's in the Northern CA area!
His number is 505/ 231-2058
Comes with 3 helpers.
Tom Krasny and Jennifer Powers
530 219 3128
Northern CA--they live in Grass Valley area
Steve Mortimer--Sandy Acres Alpacas
Shearing almost all Calif,parts of Nevada.And more if needed.
Call now.Or e mail.
sandyacresalpacas.com Escalon, CA (Central Callifornia)
Company: High Country Alpaca Shearing
Works in these areas: AZ, CA, CO, ID, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA
Steven Patrick Bell
contact via his facebook page (his name)
lives in Eugene, OR, but does go as far south as San Diego area.
I don't know him, but he comes very well recommended
Brett Crosby (added Jan. 2017)
Alpaca Shearing Service
(661) 618-4941 (office)
I work primarily central to Southern California. I have been shearing over 10 years. I shear easily over 1000 alpacas per year. I am Experienced, Reliable, and very capable. Thank you, Mlalpaca@aol.com
Armando Esquivel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Alpaca Shearer for 16 years
Also see page 6 of the Calpaca Winter 2018 Newletter http://media.openherd.com/users/4229/newsletters/newsletter_winter2018.pdf