Goats (England): Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock (PB9733 & PB0081)

Shearing and Combing (Fibre production)

53. When shearing, care should be taken not to nick or cut the skin. Where a wound does occur, immediate treatment should be given.

54. The goat is particularly susceptible to changes in temperature. Unless housed, goats should only be shorn in suitable weather conditions. Combing is preferable to shearing in adverse weather conditions.

55. Protection by housing or by the use of a coat should be provided if inclement weather occurs after shearing.

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