Story: Goats and goat farming

Shearing a goat

Shearing a goat

Goats have bony rumps and so cannot be shorn sitting upright like sheep. They are shorn either standing up, with a head cradle to hold them still, or by leaning the animal well back or laying it on its side. The same shearing equipment is used as for sheep.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Goats and goat farming - Farming for fibre', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 September 2022)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008