The farm has 9000 head of sheep and 1000 cattle. The shearers are paid per sheep so were working pretty fast. It's amazing how quickly they could get the wool off the sheep. We also saw the wool being classed and packed into bales.
It was a lovely sunny day so it didn't seem so bad for the sheep to be stripped of their woolly coats but I bet they are feeling the cold tonight! Brrr...
The shearers working hard
Tom Roberts' (famous Australian artist) painting 'Shearing the Rams' from 1888 (not a great deal appears to have changed)
Audrey feeding the pony