Sheep that shear themselves

The sheep that shear themselves... well, almost! BBC Farming Today reports in the cross bred sheep that sheds its own fleece.

This approach is different from injecting the sheep with bioclip which is based on epidermal growth factor (EGF) - a sheep gets an injection of Bioclip and is then fitted with a net that catches the fleece as it falls off, a process that takes about a week.


Farming Today. BBC.
Self Shearing Sheep. Science 24 July 1998: Vol. 281. no. 5376, p. 511.
The world's largest sheep - Where? Goulburn, Australia - How big? 15 glorious meters
Sheep shearing and sudden death - case report from Australia with graphic images
Shearing Season - Slide Show - NYTimes, 2014

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