Finally a chance to get really close to sheep!
All different breeds and all groomed for the show.
A Shetland ewe
And a Shetland lamb ram
A big Icelandic
At the end of their competitions some owners had their sheep shorn, and here is a master shearer at work. The sheep was relaxed and looked like it was lying back in a barber’s chair. The shearer wore interesting Australian felt shearers’ moccasins.