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$ THE DUCK-FATTENING INDUSTRY.

..'SHEEP SHEARING. ;

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SHEEP SHEARING. Never commence sheep shearing until tiM Wool is well dried and the grease well up. As a rule, it is: well to. let the men who have to .shear the sheep wash, them also. Then the washing is sure to be carefully done, as the "presence of dirt makes shearing difficult.. A fresh growth of wool always makes shearing easier, as it is easier to point into, the; grit does not ride out the shears, and a Jjetter; edge is kept on them. It is always, desirable bo let the shepherd, or shepherds, shear, their own sheep, says "The Agricultural Gazette," as they naturally take more interest in them than do gangs of ..strangers, whose only in- terest- is to get over as many sheep in a day as they can. Shearing may thus be :made a special harvest for the shepherd, and it comes cheaper in the end to pay the shepherd his ordinary wages and an extra sum per acore, and allow him to make as many hours a day as he likes. In the shearing season his other work is comparatively light, and any good man will put in a fourteen or sixteen hours' day to get the extra profit. Where a clipping machine is used, .there are few flocks trit^re the shepherdsqannot get through the shearing in reasonable time, and there are 'very few where they cannot do it with hand shears.

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