Sheep Shearing

Six Nations Sheep Shearing Championship returns to Balmoral

Six Nations Sheep Shearing Championship returns to Balmoral

The Six Nations Blade Sheep Shearing Championship will return to this year’s Balmoral Show, which take place from May 11-14,...

April 20, 2022

Shear brilliance of UK shearers during Covid-19

Shear brilliance of UK shearers during Covid-19

British Wool has stated that it wishes to thank and congratulate UK shearers and the shearing community for their hard...

October 20, 2020

Checklist for shearers and farmers produced during Covid-19

Checklist for shearers and farmers produced during Covid-19

An industry checklist has been produced to ensure that shearers, wool handlers and farmers work in partnership to keep everyone...

May 9, 2020

FUW and industry groups draw up new shearing guidelines

FUW and industry groups draw up new shearing guidelines

The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) has collaborated with various industry organisations to produce a new set of guidelines for...

March 30, 2019

Reminder: Record Connacht tractor run attempt to take place this weekend

Reminder: Record Connacht tractor run attempt to take place this weekend

Plans are in motion to break the Connacht record for the number of participants in a tractor run in Corofin,...

May 19, 2017

New Zealander sets new sheep shearing world record

New Zealander sets new sheep shearing world record

A new world record in sheep shearing has been set by Matt Smith of New Zealand after he sheared 731...

July 26, 2016

Sheep shearing results from Westmeath

Sheep shearing results from Westmeath

The results from the All Ireland & All Nations Sheep Shearing & Wool Handling Championships at Tullynally Castle, Castlepollard, Co....

June 6, 2016

Over 2,200 sheep to be shorn at this weekend’s shearing championships

Over 2,200 sheep to be shorn at this weekend’s shearing championships

Over 2,200 sheep will be shore at the National and International Sheep Shearing Championships, which will take place from June...

June 1, 2016

Wool trading at €1/kg but prices could fall further – Merchant

Wool trading at €1/kg but prices could fall further – Merchant

Wool is generally trading at €1/kg, according to Wicklow-based wool merchant Vincent Pierce, but the outlook for the remainder of...

May 31, 2016