Sheep shearing on show
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.