Golden Shears

Rowland Smith – World Sheep Shearing Champion

Rowland Smith – World Sheep Shearing Champion

Twenty seven year old Rowland Smith from Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand is the new World Champion Machine Sheep Shearer....

May 25, 2014

Five countries win World titles at Golden Shears

Five countries win World titles at Golden Shears

An unprecedented five countries have won titles on the final day of the 16th Golden Shears World shearing and woolhandling...

May 25, 2014

Wexford’s IFA Chairman calls for increased sheep support

Wexford’s IFA Chairman calls for increased sheep support

Co Wexford IFA Chairman Pat Murray has told Agriland that Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney will move to further support...

May 25, 2014

Sheep Shearing Championships update

Sheep Shearing Championships update

The World Sheep Shearing Championships re-commenced at 3.15pm this afternoon, after a two hour postponement.  Earlier in the afternoon the...

May 25, 2014

So you think you can shear sheep!

So you think you can shear sheep!

If you are up for shearing 33,000 sheep per year – across two hemispheres – then you might stand a...

May 25, 2014

World Sheep Shearing Championships halted

World Sheep Shearing Championships halted

The World Sheep Shearing Championships have been halted for health and safety reasons following an incident in the competition dome...

May 25, 2014

June marks the start of the 2014 FEC programme

June marks the start of the 2014 FEC programme

Farmers attending the World Sheep Shearing Championships in Gorey are being reminded by Teagasc that June 1st marks the start...

May 25, 2014

Whats on at Golden Shears: DAY 4

Whats on at Golden Shears: DAY 4

The Golden Shears World Sheep Shearing championships comes to an end today in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Over 30,000 spectators expected at this...

May 25, 2014

ICSA President highlights importance of sheep sector

ICSA President highlights importance of sheep sector

ICSA (Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association) President Patrick Kent has told Agriland that Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney must...

May 24, 2014

€uro Star ram ratings are making a difference

€uro Star ram ratings are making a difference

That was the clear message from Sheep Ireland’s Eamon Wall, who was attending Day Three of the Golden Shears’ World...

May 24, 2014

Thousands flock to Golden Shears

Thousands flock to Golden Shears

Ten thousand visitors from every county in Ireland made their way to Day 3 of the Golden Shears World Sheep...

May 24, 2014

Golden Shears – Day Three in Photos

Golden Shears – Day Three in Photos

  Passing showers did not deter ten thousand people from taking in the sights and sounds of Day Three at...

May 24, 2014

Whats on at Golden Shears: DAY 3

Whats on at Golden Shears: DAY 3

The Golden Shears World Sheep Shearing championships continue today in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Over 30,000 spectators expected at this family-orientated...

May 24, 2014

Golden Shears Day Two – The Day in Photos

Golden Shears Day Two – The Day in Photos

With a European election to be decided on and changeable weather throughout the day, crowds on day two of the...

May 23, 2014

Scott wins eighth All-Ireland Title at 16th World Sheep Shearing Championships

Scott wins eighth All-Ireland Title at 16th World Sheep Shearing Championships

Donegal shearer Ivan Scott won his eighth All-Ireland Shearing Championships in a row as the first day of the 16th...

May 23, 2014

What’s on at Golden Shears: DAY 2

What’s on at Golden Shears: DAY 2

The Golden Shears World Sheep Shearing Championships, continues today in Gorey, Co Wexford. With over 30,000 spectators expected at this...

May 23, 2014

Traditional skills of hand shearing will be highlight of world championships in Gorey

Traditional skills of hand shearing will be highlight of world championships in Gorey

Shearing sheep with a hand shears has almost become one of the great forgotten skills of traditional farming in Ireland...

May 22, 2014

Golden Shears 2014 Live Stream

Golden Shears 2014 Live Stream

For those of you that cannot make it down to Gorey over the next 4 days to the Golden Shears...

May 22, 2014