chilly morning for a haircut

The first day of Winter lived up to expectation. A heavy frost, an overcast day, a mob of sheep not that keen for a haircut! But today is th

chilly morning for a haircut

Tuesday 1 June, 2021 The first day of Winter lived up to expectation. A heavy frost, an overcast day, a mob of sheep not that keen for a haircut! But today is the day that the shearers arrived and the time had come for the sheep to be shorn. Senior Agriculture students were offered the opportunity to try their hand at shearing. For Year 12 student Brianna it took a bit of getting used to, "Being a left hander made it tricky but I found after a while I was able to make the switch." While Merryn, with a background in farming, relished the opportunity of her first try at shearing, "I'm really keen to learn more about shearing. I am going to encourage Dad to show me some skills." The White Suffolk ewe lambs were fully shorn with the wool being taken for processing, while the older ewes and Merino wethers were crutched. Looking forward to Spring now!