Just thought you might like to see how sheep are sheared – for those of you who’ve never seen it! Shearing is done very fast, and doesn’t hurt the sheep, if it’s done by an expert – and the fleece is rolled up to be processed and, hopefully sold.
This video comes from a farm near Niagara Falls, New York, who actually specialise in Shetland Sheep. Shetland Sheep are the smallest of the British sheep breeds. They are bred for their wool, which is very soft and fine, a delight for handspinners. Shetland Sheep are very hardy, and easy to care for. They are ideal for families with smallchildren, handspinners and breeders.
The original post can be found HERE.