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Lost sheep found in Australia delivered more than 35 kilograms of wool

Thursday, February 25th 2021 - 09:05 UTC
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The sheep was found by a person who contacted the Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary near Lancefield, Victoria, about 60 kilometers north of Melbourne The sheep was found by a person who contacted the Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary near Lancefield, Victoria, about 60 kilometers north of Melbourne

Imagine a stray sheep yielding a fleece weighing more than 35 kilograms: it happened in Australia where Baarack was found by rescuers and was shorn for the first time in who knows how many years.

The sheep was found by a member of the public who contacted the Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary near Lancefield, Victoria, about 60 kilometers north of Melbourne, according to the Mission’s Kyle Behrend.

“It would appear Baarack was once an owned sheep,” said Behrend, “he had at one time been ear-tagged, however these appear to have been torn out by the thick matted fleece around his face.

“Sheep need to be sheared at least annually otherwise the fleece continues to grow and grow, as happened here,” said Behrend. After his much-needed shearing, Behrend said Baarack’s fleece weighed in at 35.4 kilograms..

“Whilst his hooves were in great condition from running over the rocks in the forest, he was in a bit of a bad way. He was underweight, and due to all of the wool around his face he could barely see.”

Baarack is now settling in with other rescued sheep at Edgar’s Mission, Behrend said, adding it “all goes to show what incredibly resilient and brave animals sheep really are and we could not love them any more if we tried”.

Categories: Environment, International.
Tags: Australia, wool.

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