Sheep shear­ing event

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

THERE was sheer joy at a farm­ing event for young­sters.

About 1,000 peo­ple vis­ited Sacrewell Farm and Coun­try Cen­tre last week to learn about the skill of sheep shear­ing.

Chief shearer Ross Priddle demon­strated his art to crowds and some peo­ple even had a go.

Farm man­ager Mike Rooney said: “It went very well, it was one of our more suc­cess­ful events. We were very ner­vous about the weather be­cause it’s dif­fi­cult if the wool is wet.

“But we were blessed with dry con­di­tions.”

The farm was shear­ing its herd of Lin­coln long­wool and the Ja­cob sheep.

wooly good: Chief shearer Ross Priddle demon­strates his craft on a Ja­cob sheep at Sacrewell Farm. PICTURE: Andy Laith­waite

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