British Farmers Breed Self-Shearing Sheep

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A New Way To Get Wool

The new breed, called Exlana, is being developed by farmers in South West England to lose their woolly coats automatically in Spring.

Now, instead of spending precious time and money shearing their sheep, they now simply wait for the light coats to ‘moult’ in the fields.

The wool, which is shorter and more sparse than a traditional British sheep, begins shedding around the animal’s neck and legs, often leaving a temporary patch in the middle.