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Fair 2008: Sheep Shearing Contest

posted on August 15, 2008

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A lot of things may be automated these days. But at the Sheep Barn, it still takes a human being to shear a sheep. It also takes determination, strength and quickness. Contestants shear four sheep each. They're judged on the time it takes them , the quality of the shearing, the condition of the fleece, and how they handle the animals during the shearing.

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