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Blade shearing. Today farmers mostly use machines. Blade shearing. Today farmers mostly use machines.

KEX Hostel in Reykjavík will host the first annual Sheep shearing competition today, Friday 4th of April. Skilled farmers from all over the country will compete for the Golden Shears, awarded for shearing speed, quality and skills.

Sheep and Farmers in the City!

The competition starts at 4pm and will take place in the port behind KEX. The sheep are from a nearby farm of Hraðastaðir in Mosfellsdalur and are driven to KEX under supervision of a veterinarian.

Many sheep farmers from all over Iceland will be in Reykjavík today for the Icelandic Sheep Farmers Association's annual meeting.

Come by KEX Hostel this afternoon for a glimpse into the rural life in Iceland.

Following is a short video from a sheep shearing competition from 2009:

 

Last modified onFriday, 04 April 2014 12:52
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