Kōrero: Sheep farming

Shrek the sheep

Shrek the sheep

Musterer Daniel Devine carries Shrek, a Merino sheep that evaded shearers for six years in Central Otago. Shrek made international headlines in 2004 when he was finally caught and shorn of his massive 27-kilogram fleece. On high-country stations, where sheep are run on mountains and rugged hills, it is not unusual for some to be missed. When they are mustered the following year, they are known as double-fleecers. It is not unheard of for a sheep to miss three shearings, but to miss six is rare indeed.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 15 April 2004, p. 1
Photograph by Stephen Jaquiery

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, 'Sheep farming - The refrigerated meat trade', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/16641/shrek-the-sheep (accessed 15 August 2022)

He kōrero nā Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008, updated 1 Mar 2015