Twice the potential from twice the shearing

As wool producers continue to build their flocks on better seasons and wool prices, there is growing
interest in the potential benefits of shearing every six months. Pamela Lawson looks at the results
from a Western Australian trial comparing different breeds being shorn traditionally — or twice a year.

Twice the potential from twice the shearing Twice the potential from twice the shearing Twice the potential from twice the shearing Twice the potential from twice the shearing Twice the potential from twice the shearing

Too much fibre length convinced former Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia researcher Dr Fred Wilkinson to try shearing his Merino-Finn cross ewe flock twice a year.

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