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n.1.Act of shearing sheep.
2.A feast at the time of sheep-shearing.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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You can meet the farmers and shepherds on the Hafod y Llan farm, near Beddgelert, or enjoy sheep shearing, sheep dog demonstrations, guided walks and tours, rug making, shepherd's crooks being hand crafted and a colourful array of children's activities - all free.
More than 700 of the animals were gathered at Blackhill Farm, near the Chipchase estate in Northumberland, yesterday for final preparations before Monday's sheep shearing competition.
NSA Sheep 2006 will also feature an Open Sheep Shearing Competition, which is expected to attract the UK's top operators as well as shearers from overseas.
Among the many attractions were pony rides, pony and trap rides, a tug- of-war competition, dog agility competitions, train rides, a sheep-shearing display and a vintage sheep shearing display using a 100-year-old shearing device.
Visitors can see sheep shearing, dog demonstrations, guided walks and tours, and children's activities between 11am and 4 pm.
The Yorkshire Agricultural Society is offering bursaries to enable young people to swap maths and history for sheep shearing, tractor driving or dry stone walling.
The event has been held every year since the farm opened in 1983 and includes games, sideshows, stalls, crafts and demonstrations of sheep shearing.
HOME-grown talent shone at Coleg Llysfasi's annual International Sheep Shearing competition.
A looming sheep shearing crisis has been averted after the Home Office backed down on its insistence for visiting workers to complete more stringent paperwork.
Throughout the spring and summer we are open every day with seasonal shows such as sheep shearing, milking a cow, black smith etc.
WELSH sheep shearer Nicky Beynon stormed to victory in the Open competition at a first time sheep shearing competition, Cneifio Gors Bach Shears, held at Gors Bach Inn Caernarfon last weekend.
Attractions include sheep dog trials and sheep shearing displays, heavy horse demonstrations, basket making, wood turning and more.