Sheep shearing. The wool business in Valdes Peninsula

Sheep shearing. The wool business in  Valdes Peninsula

Valdes Peninsula is a Provincial Reserve, but it is a park intangible, that is why there are commercial activities carried out by 56 farms that are principally engaged in the breeding of sheep and cattle farm with a history of the early 1900´s.

Sheep shearing. The wool business in  Valdes Peninsula
Sheep shearing at Valdes Peninsula in the month of October, the rooms are prepared for this event which is the most important economic activity, join the various stallholders of the rooms that often have thousands of hectares, to wait shearing. The shearers have their craft and technique. Usually through the different packages to do their job. The most skilled can shear a sheep in just a minute.

Sheep shearing. The wool business in  Valdes Peninsula

After shearing, the fleece is spread over a countertop where the wool is separated on one side that corresponds to the legs and belly and on the other, the flank and back, which is the highest quality. From there, the wool is taken to the press in which bundles of 200 by 400 kg. Ready for the trucks that transported to ports and destinations thirsty for raw material for the textile industry.

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