Amazing how these sheep shearers simply grab the sheep and make it sit, then starts with the tummy as this wool is normally more dirty from touching the grass, and then go on to get the rest off. All over the world there are competitions held for the fastest sheep shearing and I believe it can be done in under a minute!!
The wool then goes to a special facility where it gets graded (I touched it and it was still so warm from the sheep’s body heat!!!), and then, my dear friends, it gets processed to make the jerseys and coats you and I wear. Fascinating, won’t you say??
- Naked Ladies…and One Naked Guy (goingbackwards.wordpress.com)
- When Why and How We Shear the Sheep (ncfscience.wordpress.com)
- happy sheep shearing day (bighouselittleprairie.com)
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