Montana: Miles City Sheep Shearing Contest is May 21 |

Montana: Miles City Sheep Shearing Contest is May 21

A wild and wooly time is staged for May 21 as the fifth Miles City Bucking Horse Sale Sheep Shearing Contest will test the skills of the best shearers from Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and the Dakotas. The shearing contest is a test of the shearer’s ability to get the wool off the sheep in a short amount of time while doing the highest quality job possible. Spectators at the 2010 contest were treated to a finals performance in which four of the best shearers from the region sheared 10 head in under 14 minutes.

Once again this year, spectators at the Friday rodeo will be treated to a real show of skill and speed. Four of the region’s best shearers will participate in a speed shearing exhibition. Spectators may see a sheep sheared in less than one minute! The rodeo starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds in Miles City.

Saturday’s Sheep Shearing Contest will begin with the professional preliminary round at 9 a.m. in the Agri Sports complex located on the Custer County Fairgrounds. The finals of the Professional division are scheduled to begin promptly at Noon. Anyone interested in agriculture would find this contest interesting, educational and fun to watch. There is no cost for spectators, and everyone is welcome to partake in the action.

For more information, or to enter the contest, call Cheryl Schuldt, contest superintendent at 406-945-0404.

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