Shearers hunt for best sheep in the land

Four and a half thousand sheep are being hand picked from Southland farms for the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championship in Invercargill next month.

Shearing contractor and former New Zealand shearing representative, Dion Morrell, is working with double world champion Alan MacDonald to head hunt the best sheep for the job.

The competition needs second shear sheep, full wool year-old sheep and lambs.

Mr Morrell said it was a big job because it was crucial to find the best sheep possible.

Read the full story from Radio New Zealand here.


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