How NZ Farmers Shear 25,000 Sheep In 10 Days | Big Business

4 Apr 2021
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Wool was once one of New Zealand’s most exported products. But thanks to trade wars and synthetic fabrics, wool prices have plummeted. It’s left farmers with bales of wool they can’t sell and herds they can barely afford to shear. Some farmers are stockpiling wool. Some are turning to forestry and getting out of wool altogether. Business Insider follows the owners of Ruanui Station as they shear their 25,000 sheep and fight to keep New Zealand’s wool industry alive.
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How NZ Farmers Shear 25,000 Sleep In 10 Days | Big Business

  • What an interesting video this is! The sheep are so adorable and I’m glad to see that they can live in a safe environment. Thank you for making and sharing this video!

    ­손 봉 | 서울 국제학부­손 봉 | 서울 국제학부11 menit yang lalu
  • Trade "war" lol

    Russell GruberRussell Gruber16 menit yang lalu
  • Fkn animal abuse

    Happy ThoughtsHappy Thoughts47 menit yang lalu
  • That couple has too much land. Gimme some.

    A AronA Aron2 jam yang lalu
  • China is using forced slave labour to keep prices of their cotton low. Unfair and immoral.

    Boer BolBoer Bol3 jam yang lalu
  • This guy is living his dream and mine too! I would love to have such a farm!lol

    Olivier MicoOlivier Mico4 jam yang lalu
  • I knit an only use wool acrylic just doesn’t compare in quality or looks

    JM heirloomJM heirloom4 jam yang lalu
  • Things are the same in America as well.

    Terence BlakeTerence Blake8 jam yang lalu
  • That’s where I’m from

    Michael BarringtonMichael Barrington9 jam yang lalu
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    kim phikim phi11 jam yang lalu
  • Open a mutton restaurant. Get some hickory wood and smoke the meat.

    Crinkle #Crinkle #14 jam yang lalu
  • That is crazy. The amount of people who love to make things at home from wool and would love that wool

    Crinkle #Crinkle #14 jam yang lalu
  • I hope wool business in nz will boom back

    CHING GAEYCHING GAEY15 jam yang lalu
  • My back

    MonsterMonster18 jam yang lalu
  • America 🇺🇸 First! Tell China to pay their fair share

    Justin MilanJustin Milan19 jam yang lalu
  • If syria and iraq were not in war they would buy the wool for making carpet so its americans fault yet again

    ismail khadariismail khadari20 jam yang lalu
  • It's sad that whole world let one country to manufacture everything for us. And when some crisis strikes in that very country, whole world is in fire. And everything because of greedy billionaires which are thirsty to make even more money.

    IQLogicIQLogic21 jam yang lalu
  • This is so sad

    Mohamed MehdiMohamed Mehdi21 jam yang lalu
  • I wanna see dream speedrun this

    Justin WhyJustin Why22 jam yang lalu
  • A pay check and a root for those kiwi shearers what a life.

    Adrian FlemingAdrian Fleming23 jam yang lalu
  • 5:33 Have you heard of this stuff called "hemp"?

    Mike UMike UHari Yang lalu
  • I like the insulation part considering NZ cold houses, I wonder how long they'd last or the economy of it.

    Zahir AhmadZahir AhmadHari Yang lalu
  • I live in NZ and would love to own wool products from NZ but the prices of NZ wool products are absolutely beyond a joke.

    WilliamWilliamHari Yang lalu
  • WOOL, CAN be used as fuel.

    B WitnessB WitnessHari Yang lalu
  • The wool is way overpriced for critters that can just sit in a pasture most of their lives... It shouldn't cost $200-400 just to buy a wool blanket...

    Goolag TubeGoolag TubeHari Yang lalu
  • very informative vid. thanks

    General GrangerGeneral GrangerHari Yang lalu
  • So this is where the rest of Trump supporters went.

    El PichichiEl PichichiHari Yang lalu
  • Shorn*

    Dak KerrinsDak KerrinsHari Yang lalu
  • With gumboots hahah pass bye bye...

    LeonLeonHari Yang lalu
  • The thing is: we won't get rid of microplastics in the oceans before we take back wool, cotton and linen as cloth fabrics. Most of microplastics by tonnage is from washing plastic clothes in washing machines. It's so fine plastic powder that even most water treatment plants can not catch it.

    Mikael LevoniemiMikael LevoniemiHari Yang lalu
  • What a wild and woolly business.

    mateostylemateostyleHari Yang lalu
  • And here I am who can't for the life of me find good wool clothes or blankets, just because I specifically refuse to buy Chinese ones.

    KoopKoopHari Yang lalu
  • To sums up, buy wool clothes 'cause it's sustainable, it has higher quality and the sheep can get grooming for free.

    NOE liveNOE liveHari Yang lalu
  • I figured I'd watch a happy sheering video to help my depressed mood after watching some videos how alot of food is fake ect. This just made me cry. I love wool and just the last straw of the day. Had a good cry.

    2jesusIbelong2jesusIbelongHari Yang lalu
  • Looks brutal

    Holden CaulfieldHolden CaulfieldHari Yang lalu
  • Saying polymer clothing is bad for the environment is a bit of a misnomer because it can be recycled. Which is not something you can directly do with wool.

    PhieylPhieylHari Yang lalu
  • I think they need a processing factory themselves. May be a government subsidy on that?

    youmsyoumsHari Yang lalu
    • Stfu

      Holden CaulfieldHolden CaulfieldHari Yang lalu
  • I wonder if wool isn't considered vegan.🤔 Because based on what I see in this video, essentially the less wool being bought the more sheep are being turned into meat

    wabi-sabiwabi-sabiHari Yang lalu
  • Did you seriously bleep out the word “heck”...

    Joe LangleyJoe LangleyHari Yang lalu
  • ahh that's why new Zealand love china

    Kill Roy Was HerKill Roy Was HerHari Yang lalu
  • I pray we don’t loose your amazing wool!!!🙏🙏🙏

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  • That’s shame!!!! 🥵🥵🥵 I always prefer cotton or wool!!!😭😭😭

    DAR DARDAR DARHari Yang lalu
  • How did they do it before electricity?

    TheGermTheoryHoaxSlayerTheGermTheoryHoaxSlayer2 hari yang lalu
    • Bruh

      Holden CaulfieldHolden CaulfieldHari Yang lalu
  • The farmer is the backbone of an economy. Governments need to stop this bullshit of fighting like children and allow people to flourish. I swear politicians are mankind's worst. Much love from west auckland.

    karl Rensburgkarl Rensburg2 hari yang lalu
  • That young blonde shearer at 0:10 reminded me of that Mean Girls character who said "One time , [Regina George] punched me in the face.... It was awesome!" 😂

    Ryota AraiRyota Arai2 hari yang lalu
  • Well my husband is doing his part in helping, we have a wool rug in the living room and he has a TON of wool blankets, hats and shirts. He loves wool, I can't touch it, way to itchy but as a rug it can't be beat.

    Mary Jane DavidsonMary Jane Davidson2 hari yang lalu
  • All the sheep watch while one sheep gets ravaged by an uncouth kiwi shearer, the flamin sheep take off that fast they leave their wool behind. Bit like a gecko losing his tail, No word of a lie.

    Mike ThomasMike Thomas2 hari yang lalu
  • Where’s Peta at? You hear it, sheeps need to be sheared to stay healthy.

    Venus MiloVenus Milo2 hari yang lalu
  • No wonder you can’t sell it, it’s shit wool. Australia sits around 19-21micron on average. Quality over quantity.

    Callum JacksonCallum Jackson2 hari yang lalu
  • It's a shame companies are leaning toward cheaper synthetics. There needs to be more environmental accountability with these companies making millions.

    Cass jsCass js2 hari yang lalu
  • "How NZ Farmers Shear 25,000 Sheep In 10 Days" should be named "Sheep Politics and the History of the NZ Sheep Industry"

    gergage6gergage62 hari yang lalu
  • If wool has little value then why does wool clothing still cost so much?

    Foe ChickenFoe Chicken2 hari yang lalu
  • Ausies cry for trump i wonder why....

    Slobi lobstechster321Slobi lobstechster3212 hari yang lalu
  • lifetime, they're still at a net gain, right? no business owner should expect to always be profitting

    韓国미국J韓国미국J2 hari yang lalu
  • This guy has 7,600 acres of prime NZ land, yet he is crying for more money and people to feel sorry for him.

    stevo3938stevo39382 hari yang lalu
  • Tie a sheeps legs, then theyre not going anywhere, their only means of escape is running, if they cant Run, then they cant do anything about it

    Radisfat 3rotarRadisfat 3rotar2 hari yang lalu
  • Oioi send some to bd n india

    Tahsin FaiyazTahsin Faiyaz3 hari yang lalu
  • When western people use animal products for livelihood, it's called 'Business' but when eastern people do the same thing, it's called 'Assault'.

    Shivansh NegiShivansh Negi3 hari yang lalu
    • @BaconatorOMG in the alternate universe.

      Shivansh NegiShivansh Negi2 hari yang lalu
    • @Shivansh Negi yes I do. It's china and india mainly. Africa is coming up closely behind them

      BaconatorOMGBaconatorOMG2 hari yang lalu
    • @BaconatorOMG you really don't know who is using the major part of natural resources in this living system

      Shivansh NegiShivansh Negi2 hari yang lalu
    • Because eastern people destroy entire ecosystems with unregulated fishing, traping, hunting, ect.. which causes mass extinctions. Sheering sheep dosent hurt the earth

      BaconatorOMGBaconatorOMG2 hari yang lalu
  • reminds me of aushwitz

    JOHN WAYNEJOHN WAYNE3 hari yang lalu
  • What a nightmare of animal abuse

    Stuart ReadingerStuart Readinger3 hari yang lalu
    • @Flaco 😂👍 it's not that big of a deal honestly. Im eating chicken and mac n cheese for dinner tonight. Idk what mood I was in when I wrote that

      Stuart ReadingerStuart Readinger2 hari yang lalu
    • @Stuart Readinger Damn that comment made me laugh 😂😂🤣

      FlacoFlaco2 hari yang lalu
    • @Flaco did you pick your kid up and drag him into a barn with a bunch of other kids and shave all of his hair off without his consent? And then sell his hair for money?

      Stuart ReadingerStuart Readinger2 hari yang lalu
    • So if I give my kid a haircut is that child abuse?

      FlacoFlaco2 hari yang lalu
    • Them dying from overheating and exhaustion is natural but getting sheered is abuse? 🤣

      BaconatorOMGBaconatorOMG2 hari yang lalu
  • Shearing sheap huh? Kinda sus if you ask me

    Ethan GrettEthan Grett3 hari yang lalu
  • So according to evolution only one species decided to produce wool for the humans...

    sportsvillasportsvilla3 hari yang lalu
  • Those guys are going to be bent over for the rest of their lives. Why the hell not set them up higher????

    TXTETXTE3 hari yang lalu
  • This is the country where the number of sheeps is greater than number of human 😂

    emre askremre askr3 hari yang lalu
  • Can't help it... When I see a sheep being shorn I think of family guy.

    Kindsaza DKKindsaza DK3 hari yang lalu
  • What the sad part is, even though they cant sell their wool, they can't stop shearing the sheep as it will kill the sheep. They are spending the same amount of labour and energy every year but aren't earning the same.

    Sam SSam S3 hari yang lalu
  • I feel bad for the farmers, but when your main buyer is a country that uses slave labor to make goods and has real concentration camps... oh well.

    Robert FlaskRobert Flask3 hari yang lalu
  • I need mail address this farm

    Md. Sahidul IslamMd. Sahidul Islam3 hari yang lalu
  • Hate to sound insensitive but, maybe become mutton farmers.

    Joshua WellsJoshua Wells3 hari yang lalu
  • Seems like a good thing. Less animal harming, less breeding them into awefull creations, less trade with Nazi China.

    Shipmate | Revengefull TroutShipmate | Revengefull Trout3 hari yang lalu
  • Why the hell there was blood on that guy’s T-shirt? 0.13

    Mitesh vermaMitesh verma3 hari yang lalu
    • Maybe because he got kicked in the face?

      BaconatorOMGBaconatorOMG2 hari yang lalu
  • Australian : Where's the Carrrrrrrrrrr ! Kiwi: Where's the carrr!

    James CooperJames Cooper3 hari yang lalu
  • Did you actually beep out the word "hell" in 2021??! Who's grandad is running this show!? lmao

    Spanners WatsonSpanners Watson3 hari yang lalu
  • What woodlice

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  • Propaganda. They've not shown the ripped and bloody sheep. They still sheer when the poor girls are giving birth! Just money making machines. Do your research people and go vegan

    Bunni HuggerBunni Hugger3 hari yang lalu
    • You are not immune to propaganda

      BaconatorOMGBaconatorOMG2 hari yang lalu
  • Lies ...they dont share any sheep!!!!!!

    Jonathan LeverJonathan Lever3 hari yang lalu
  • The pathetic puppy technically snore because bird extraorally bat behind a flawless silver. alert, square representative

    Dan KennedyDan Kennedy3 hari yang lalu
  • The "7$/kg on each bale" graphic is pretty misleading. It implies that a bale's value is seven bucks. There's 200KG in a bale, so the price tags should read $1400 per bale. Lousy design.

    DaveDave3 hari yang lalu
  • I love sheep's But i love sheeps production

    Snifey 76Snifey 763 hari yang lalu
  • Don't give up

    yash kumaryash kumar4 hari yang lalu
  • IDworlds: Here watch this Me: Wait that dude do be lookin like my uncle Also me: He mum Andrews on youtube

    iPhoneDealeriPhoneDealer4 hari yang lalu
  • Dude don't drag it like that

    Quatschk0pf R.W.Quatschk0pf R.W.4 hari yang lalu
  • As bad as it is for those farmers at least they were born into a family business with thousands of acres of land huge houses with all the sheds etc: most people are born into nothing.

    Wayne WWayne W4 hari yang lalu
  • I have to shave my dog every few months. Dont get anything for the fur. If you cant sell the wool. Time to breed for food or sell them. Life happens. Or get a bunch of the farmers together n make a clothing line.

    Victory SaberVictory Saber4 hari yang lalu
    • @BaconatorOMG well many types of dogs need regular hair sheering. And if you take away that wool has value then there so no real difference at all. Just another pet needing grooming.

      Victory SaberVictory Saber2 hari yang lalu
    • Lmao conpairing a dog shedding to a sheep needing to get sheered

      BaconatorOMGBaconatorOMG2 hari yang lalu
  • 7:53 means fucked up?

    Marnix HullemanMarnix Hulleman4 hari yang lalu
  • there now making wool house insulation so there is a market

    kkndkingkkndking4 hari yang lalu
  • Thats just evolution. If you can't change, you break

    Suvrat TembeSuvrat Tembe4 hari yang lalu
  • Jesus is the only way to eternal life and to the Father in heaven. By grace through faith are we saved in believing that Jesus died for our sins/shed his blood for the remission of sins and that God raised Him from the dead. Glory to God and our Lord Jesus Christ who live and reign forever and ever. Jesus is coming back soon. Put your faith in the only true savior!.

    Ag21Ag214 hari yang lalu
  • It's 'shorn' - not 'sheared' Yours NZ

    R. R.R. R.4 hari yang lalu
  • BUY wool insulation! I just did it last year. I wish I had done it after this price drop but... is super good at humidity control, high R-value (ability to hold heat), and cleans the air rather than being dangerous for you like fiberglass or spray foam.

    Akili2012 2012Akili2012 20124 hari yang lalu
  • Don’t do business with China. Quit blaming Trump and find different buyers for you wool.

    Andrea CathcartAndrea Cathcart4 hari yang lalu

    tuff_lovertuff_lover4 hari yang lalu
  • 3Heading

    tuff_lovertuff_lover4 hari yang lalu
  • Synthetic fabrics suck! I only wear wool socks, jackets and pants. Obviously not in the summer. I support wool!

    Jason JudsonJason Judson4 hari yang lalu
  • We should do the same thing as Trump did and put export taxes on our wool. China still has the demand and always will.

    izzy031096izzy0310964 hari yang lalu
  • Look at all those sheep! Wonder how long they've been watching CNN and Jimmy Kimmel

    Ervin AbrahamianErvin Abrahamian4 hari yang lalu
  • It’s the fault of vegans who won’t step on a wool rug. Bastards

    CosyBibiCosyBibi4 hari yang lalu
  • I think misinformed populations also exacerbate this issue. I'm sure a lot of vegetarians/vegans don't want to use wool products because they think the sheep are being abused or something, even though the sheep are sheared regardless of whether their wool is being sold or not. Like they said in the video, the sheep can get infections or overheat if they aren't being sheared. Now, one can make the argument that humans bred sheep to constantly produce wool like that, which is true, but it isn't an issue as long as the sheep are being taken care of properly. No farmer wants to damage their stock, so of course the sheep will generally be well cared for. We really need to transition away from having plastic is everything we own, and start using organic (meaning from organisms) materials when possible and sustainable. Polyester tends to wear out faster than the material it is imitating. A real leather jacket (especially if it's made from something other than a cow) is better for the environment that "pleather," which won't last nearly as long, and it will pollute the environment when it inevitably needs to be thrown away.

    Rajani WolfRajani Wolf4 hari yang lalu
  • F everyone using animals for profits

    Kamen KraychevKamen Kraychev4 hari yang lalu
    • Someone's gotta do it

      BaconatorOMGBaconatorOMG2 hari yang lalu
  • I can't imagine that feeding a sheep for a year and getting back wool 2 times is better for the environment than synthetic materials...

    Jonathan MeidertJonathan Meidert4 hari yang lalu
    • @BaconatorOMG yeah maybe you're right and it's more environmental

      Jonathan MeidertJonathan Meidert2 hari yang lalu
    • @Jonathan Meidert plastics and the ways they make them harm the planet for many thousands of years. Natural products like wool do create pollution, just at a much smaller scale because the earth is used to thousands of animals, it isn't used to thousands of plastic producing plants

      BaconatorOMGBaconatorOMG2 hari yang lalu
    • @BaconatorOMG no explain it to me

      Jonathan MeidertJonathan Meidert2 hari yang lalu
    • You understand how bio degradation works?

      BaconatorOMGBaconatorOMG2 hari yang lalu