Show Quality Shearing for the Conscientious Breeder is the website  that does the scheduling for  a voluntary association of independent alpaca shearers who have all apprenticed for 4 years or more under John Gunther of Biosecure Alpaca Shearing, Ltd. and our other Master Shearers, Brian Gnizak of Shear Relief, Micah Justice of Durer Shearing, and Ben Bowman of Beneficial Shearing
John Gunther 2014 Biosecure Alpaca  Shearing, Ltd
John Gunther, Master Shearer
from Lakeville, Ohio
associate of
Micah Justice 2014 Durer, LLC
Micah Justice, Master Shearer 
from Loudonville, Ohio
associate of
  Shear Relief, LLC
Brian Gnizak, Master Shearer
from Big Prairie, Ohio
associate of
Ben 2014 Beneficial Shearing, LLC
Ben Bowman, Master Shearer
from Wellborn, Florida
associate of

  • Matthew Fisher of Fort Fisher Suri Alpacas in Dryden, MI is our  as he has completed his apprenticeship, working on crews with  John, Ben and Micah and professionally sheared over 3000 animals. Brian is sponsoring Matthew  again this year and Micah is sponsoring Sardis Gunther, John's younger brother, who is our Journeyman this year.
    Sard started shearing sheep when he was 14 and has worked on  shearing crews with Ben, Micah, and John since he was 15. At the ripe old age of 21, he will be perfecting his skills on small farms across the country.  
    Matt and Sard both do a great job of taking off clean blankets, handling your animals with care, and making them look as nice as possible at the end of the day.
  • John Gunther 2014 Matthew Fisher

    Professional Shearer from Dryden, MI is 22 yrs old and  completed 4 yrs of apprenticeship as a handler and shearer under several of our master shearers, and has led  2 and 3 man crews the past two years.  He has sheared over 3000 alpacas and llamas  and is finishing up college and preparing to enter the ministry.   Matt is being sponsored by Shear Relief, LLC

    Micah Justice 2014 Sardis Gunther

     Journeyman Shearer from Lakeville, Ohio  has been shearing sheep since he was 14 and has been handling and shearing camelids under the supervision of a master shearer for the past 6 years....He has won several awards for shearing over the past few years at the North American Alpaca Shearing Contest This will be his 2nd year running a  2 man crew, last year he sheared over 1500 animals and won the best blanket award          Sard is being sponsored by Durer Shearing, LLC
    Each year we try to have  a 2 man crew  or two working on smaller  farms as we are committed to training shearers who will be able to meet the demands of the  industry.   Sometimes folks prefer the slower pace  and personal attention of the  one mat crew......All of our guys try to maintain John's standard of care and attention to detail and all of our crews workout together before the season starts, to provide a consistency of quality across the country. 
    We are committed to making the annual harvest as uncomplicated and efficient as possible, and to improving the consistency of shearing available to the alpaca industry.

    My son Kuno and I do the scheduling and phonework for these crews and their apprentices and will try to keep you guys up to date and informed as to how things are going through the calendar as well as on our  FB page..... thanks so much for visiting .:) 
    If you are a new farm to us and would like to be included on the 2015 schedule, please CALL me at 330-378-5155, and i will walk you through the pre-scheduling process. If you've used us before, please click on the scheduling link above and update your farm information and preferences as soon as possible.  Thanks from all of us at  - sincerely - Rachel