Sheep Shearing Demonstrations
Click go the shears boys, click,click, click… the words of a popular Australian ballad will again come into action with sheep shearing demonstrations at this year’s Blacktown City Show.
Former World Sheep Shearing Champion Don Campbell has passed away but has left many fond memories for those who have watched him entertain and shear over the past 40 years.
His legacy has been handed down to Tom and Troy Gruver. Tom is almost 23 years of age and had worked with Don for over five years, whilst his brother Troy who is 21 had worked with Don for 3 years. Don was a big inspiration to the boys and had taught them everything they know.
The boys had assisted Don at all the local shows and even home visits to properties where there were sheep and alpacas that needed shearing.
We love shearing, Tom said, “Don was a great teacher and we will follow in his footsteps by doing what he loved doing, the knowledge he taught us has enabled us to continue to walk in his shoes.”
The boys will be demonstrating throughout the show.