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Long-awaited shear luxury

COURTNEY ALTIS from Keith in South Australia had his work cut out for him last year when he discovered this example of an excessively woolly ovine.

Ben White
Long-awaited shear luxury

After a mammoth effort, the fandangled fleece was removed and not surprisingly, Courtney needed a well-earned break. What better place to rest his shearer’s shoulders but on the instant woollen underlay?

A great weight loss sucecss story for the sheep as well, as Courtney reckons the fleece weighed in at around 30kg. Perhaps the sheep needed to stick to a diet of more staple foods?

For relieving the shear-dodging sheep of its excess fibrous freight and recording the event, Coutney has scored a pair of boots from our friends at Blundstone. 

If you have an equally impressive photo or a picture that reflects life on the farm, why not send it to us via Facebook, on MMS 040 111 FARM (040 111 3276) or email us at contact@kondinin.com.au and you could win a pair of Blundstone boots too.

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