Shearer, Animal Shearer

Minimum ? No entry barrier, preferably 5th standard pass

Not required

The tasks a Shearer, Animal is expected to perform include:Tying and immobilizing animals before clipping

Selecting suitable clipping instruments

Cutting hair or bristles off the animal?s skin with scissors or clippers

Shearing long tails to the tip of the tail

Sewing and disinfecting any cuts caused to animals by the hair clipper

Gathering black and white wool from horses, camels, pigs and other animals

Cleaning and disinfecting all the animals after clipping is complete

Maintaining, oiling and sharpening the cutting and clipping tools

Sorting bristles according to size and quality

Ability to assess the length of hair for the shearing process

Proficient in the usage and maintenance of shearing gear

Knowledge of whether to use clippers with or without combs

Efficient in removing hair and fur with maximum precision and minimum cuts to animals

Proficient in keeping ridging and tassels to the minimum

Ability to maintain safety and hygiene of farm animals pre and post clipping

Knowledge of the latest technological advancements

Proficient in basic arithmetic

Not applicable

Manual dexterity and stability

Physically fit

Attention to detail

Ability to work independently

Ability to take risks

Hardworking and persistent



Ability to negotiate

It is a field job

Work from home is not available Part-time jobs and contractual jobs maybe available

Supervising other Shearers or Helpers maybe required

Local travelling maybe part of the job

Working hours

No fixed working hours

Overtime is common during shedding season

Shift system maybe applicable

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, pesticides, dust, fertilizers, chemicals, disinfectants, etc.Occupational hazards include injury to body while using sharp tools or tending to animals

For daily wage workers - INR 90 to INR 340 per day4
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Surge in Demand of Fur in Kashmir5

Kashmir has witnessed a surge in the demand of fur shoes in wake of the heavy snowfall in the valley.The shoes helped the visitors to keep their feet warm as they trekked on the snow covered roads and mountains.

Due to high demand from tourists the shopkeepers have stocked various trendy and durable shoes including fur-lined leather boots. Some years ago, fur shoes ranged from five-seven hundred rupees ($ 9.25) but now the price range shot up to two-three thousand rupees ($ 37.00) due to good quality and variety in colours.

Cold states like Jammu and Kashmir are witnessing a continuous rise in the demand for fur lined clothes and shoes for protection against low temperatures. Thus there are tremendous employment opportunities for Animal Shearers in the near future.


Animal farm owners

Clothing manufacturers

Agriculture co-operative organizations

Job openings are in Tier II and Tier III cities6