Sheep being sheared in a sheep shearing demonstration at the Brattleboro common in VT.

Sheep Shearing Demonstrations at VT Fairs

One of the activites you will find at the annual Strolling of the Heifers and at other Vermont fairs is a sheep shearing demonstration. In our web movie below you will see a sheep sheared from head to toe with the shearer taking all the wool off in one piece. It is amazing how this is done. The movie is presented in QuickTime. You must have QuickTime 5.0 or higher installed. If you have trouble, click on the link below to download and install QuickTime.

Note: QuickTime 5.0 or later is required to see the slide show. Download QuickTime.

This movie is 12.9 MB. A broadband connection is recommended.

For a small Windows Player version (6 MB) click here

For a large Windows Player version (18 MB) click here

T0 see a slide show of the Strolling of the Heifers, click here

Movie produced in Final Cut Pro, Cleaner 6 and Sorenson Video Pro June 2003