Lukas Lange is called on by fibre producers and wool producers for Nova Scotia professional alpaca shearing as well as sheep, lambs, llamas and angora goats.
When the fibre is at its best, that's when he's on location working with the precious animals. Shearing in a calm environment is important so the animals don't become stressed.
In May '07, Lukas took an intensive Nova Scotia professional alpaca shearing course at Oxford, Nova Scotia, with Trudy McCall and Cathy Merkley. "It's critical to shear the animal correctly," he says, "otherwise the value of the fibre will be lost.
He started shearing in 2002. He counts himself fortunate to have learned from a highly regarded elder shearer - Waldo Morton of Watford.
Lukas began as an assistant, then gradually worked his way up to shearing the
occasional animal. Next, he invested in his own shearing station.
Lukas also appreciates the technical support of Price Hilton. His consultant is a re-known shearer from New Zealand who lives in Switzerland.
Photo below shows the Lange's trusty guard llama keeping watch over his flock of lambs and sheep newly shorn by Lukas Lange.
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