Sheep shear­ing on show

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

The Am­bury flock of sheep are lin­ing up for one of their twice-yearly trims and you’re wel­come down on the farm to watch.

Shear­ing of Am­bury Re­gional Park’s 600-plus sheep is on Satur­day.

Work starts about 7am and goes in two-hour runs, with half-hour breaks for morn­ing and af­ter­noon tea, and an hour for lunch.

The team of pro­fes­sional shear­ers, a rousie and a presser, will be as­sisted by park staff, and work is likely to end around 4.30pm.

Am­bury Re­gional Park is a work­ing farm on the shores of the Manukau Har­bour at Man­gere.

Shear­ers can shear 20-40 sheep an hour de­pend­ing on their level of ex­pe­ri­ence and wool is sorted and pressed by the wool han­dlers.

If the leadup to shear­ing day is too wet, work will be post­poned – phone Auck­land Coun­cil on 301 0101 to check.

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