Shearing requires skill to shear efficiently and quickly without causing harm to sheep or shearer, they are usually shorn once a year in late spring, early summer.
It’s important to shear to;
v Stop the sheep overheating in the warmer weather
v Farmers sell the wool that is shorn to make clothing and materials
v A heavy fleece on a sheep makes it very hard for them to move around easily
v When a sheep’s fleece overgrows it can drag along the ground which can increase the risk of fly strike
v Shearing keeps the stained wool separate from the new fleece growth
We visited our Agricultural Chairman Nigel Wernham at Chieveley Manor to film him showing us the step by step shearing process. We filmed him as he showed us the main techniques used for successful shearing. Watch the video below to see Nigel in action...
CLICK HERE : http://youtu.be/EdJ0ILDd6EU