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Sheep farming is very much an important part of New Zealand's economy, with both sheep meat & wool selling well on the international markets. New Zealand shearers have an international reputation as being among the world's best. Most sheep are shorn using electric shears nowadays, but each year a certain number are still cut using the old traditional hand-shears, as is being used here. Hand-shearing is usually carried out on merino sheep in the high-country of the South Island, where it is important to leave a little more wool on the animal, rather than the close-cut shearers get from electric shears.

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  • Copyright: Neil Rawlins (Antipodean) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 0 N: 272] (1627)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-03-04
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-10-05 14:10
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