Sheep Shearer

By: Salmoneus
Special Thanks to: .:Azuma:., Auto Phoenix, Bboyjyoung, Steve

This page references an aspect of RuneScape from 2007, also known as "Old School RuneScape." This content may have changed since then.

If you are looking for the modern RuneScape guide for this content, please see our Sheep Shearer guide.

Official Briefing

Quest Release Date: 04 January 2001

Fred the Farmer's sheep are getting mighty woolly. He will pay you to shear them.

Essential Info

Start Point

Begin by speaking to Fred the Farmer about a quest.


  • Skills: None.
  • Quests: None.
  • Items: 1x Shears*

* Indicates an item that is obtained during this quest.

  • Skills: None.
  • Quests: None.
  • Items: None.


  • Difficulty: Novice
  • Length: Short

Quest Walkthrough

Getting Started

Farmer FredTo start this quest, talk to Fred the Farmer who can be found by following the northern road from Lumbridge Castle. He's inside the small house in the Chicken Farm alongside the road. Ask him if he has a quest for you, and he says that he needs someone to shear his wooly sheep, and he asks you to bring back 20 Balls of Wool. Before you leave, grab the Shears on the table.

Shearing the Sheep

WoolNow leave the house, enter the pen to the east, and now use your Shears with the wooly sheep. Wooly sheep are bigger than sheep that have already been sheared. If the sheep doesn't get away from you, you'll get a piece of wool.

Shearing a sheep!

Finishing the Quest

Ball of woolAfter getting 20 pieces of wool, head back to Lumbridge Castle and climb up either ladder. Upstairs is a spinning wheel, which you can spin the wool on. Just use each piece of wool with it to spin it into a ball of wool (gives 2.5 Crafting skill xp).

Farmer Fred

Now go back downstairs, leave the castle and go back to Fred. Once you've given him all 20 balls of wool, you're finished with the quest!

Congratulations, Sheep Shearer quest complete!


  • 1 Quest Point
  • 60gp 150 Crafting experience

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Published on: February 25, 2013 02:04 AM UTC by Salmoneus
Updated on: February 25, 2013 02:04 AM UTC by Salmoneus