Archive Article: 1998/05/22

22 May 1998




A shortage of shearers means contractor David Tester will shear 6000 sheep before the end of June – 1000 more than last year. He began the shearing business to supplement his income as a shepherd five years ago and now covers East Sussex, West Sussex and Surrey. Mr Tester is seen here shearing at Simon Greens Stubcroft Farm, Wittering, Hants, who runs 350 ewes and a small beef enterprise on 48ha (120 acres). Mr Green has been farming for eight years after working for ADAS and has recently been shortlisted as an MEP candidate for the Lib-Dems.


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