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nemersis



Joined: 18 Jan 2011
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 15 9:10 pm    Post subject: Sheep Shearing  Reply with quote    

Interested in views over sheering a sheep at this time of the year.

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: York
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 15 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

In what context? Some people clip at Christmas for summer shows, and others clip twice per year for longwool breeds. And it's certainly better than flystrike.

nemersis



Joined: 18 Jan 2011
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 15 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sheep were sheared by hand in April due to an issue with fly, what do you feel about them being sheared again now. They are looking a bit scruffy because they were hand sheared as we had no electricity on the field at the time.

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 15 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If it's just for aesthetics I wouldn't do it now as it just means adding unnecessary stress.

Marionb



Joined: 27 Aug 2006
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Location: Mid-Wales
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 15 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wouldn't they get cold over winter without their wool?

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