Shearing demonstration

PUBLISHED: 15:22 22 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:32 10 June 2010

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22: A FREE demonstration of sheep shearing and sheep dog skills is being held at Ashtree Farm, in Newton Poppleford, on Sunday, August 24. The competition has been organised by The Devon County Show to help promote farming and rural skills. The event starts

A FREE demonstration of sheep shearing and sheep dog skills is being held at Ashtree Farm, in Newton Poppleford, on Sunday, August 24. The competition has been organised by The Devon County Show to help promote farming and rural skills.The event starts at 9am, with the finals being held from noon onwards. Last year visitors watched as some 20 sheep were shorn in 15 minutes. They will also be able to watch a One Man and His Dog-style sheep trial - where the relationship between a dog and his handler is tested to the max.

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