Tis the season, and no we don’t mean the season to be jolly or the time to celebrate the New Year.
It’s time to commend the beginning of spring with the annual ritual of shearing the sheep.
Hundreds of thousands of sheep will have their woolly coats shorn, with on average of 5kg of fleece produced from a single sheep. The wool is collected in early Spring where it is inspected for cleanliness, structure, and length.
Once sanitised and packed away, the wool is ready to be spun and dyed and turned into an incredibly soft jumper or especially luxurious bedding. Although the sheep respond to the shearing with “Baa’s”, they will thank our shearers during the Australian Summer when it’s too hot to be covered in masses of wool.