Sheep Shearing Device


Sheep shearing is the process by which the woollen fleece of a sheep is removed using hand scissors or a mechanized device. There are 65 million sheep in India according to the 19th Livestock Census which is being carried out by the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fishing (DADF), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, Govt. of India. Presently 80% of the sheep population is shorn by hand scissors. With hand scissors, the staple length is not appropriate as per requirement and affects the quality of yarn produced by this wool. However, mechanized device can cut the woollen fleece much closer to skin giving maximum staple length of the wool which results in good quality yarn. Therefore, IIT Delhi took an initiative to develop the device indigenously. IIT Delhi developed a low cost indigenous device to boost the livelihood of the shepherds. The device is light weight and user friendly.


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