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Adam meets a sheep-shearing champ

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Once the domain of men, the wool industry is finally starting to look a bit more feminine with an influx of female shearers. Adam meets shearing champ Nicki Guttler who’s up against some stiff competition in the sheds. The main objective of a shearing competition is to see who can shear a sheep the fastest and the cleanest, with the judges adjudicating by their mistakes on the day. With 8 years shearing experience, Nicki sees the competitions as an opportunity to challenge herself and learn for her day job where she can shear close to 200 sheep in a day. But it’s not just shearing, Adam also learns how the sheared fleece gets handled and processed.

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