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Shearing Olympics Lacks Shaggy Sheep

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Shearing Olympics Lacks Shaggy Sheep

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Shearing Olympics Lacks Shaggy Sheep

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Ireland's Golden Shears World Championships has 5,000 sheep so far but a thousand more are needed. So organizers are making farmers an offer.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Linda Wertheimer.

Thousands of athletes wanted to compete in the Winter Olympics. The Olympics of sheep shearing has a different problem: Ireland's Golden Shears World Championship suffers from a shortage of shaggy sheep. It's a seasonal thing, spring is a time to sell shaggy sheep. Organizers have 5,000 so far but they need six. So they're making farmers an offer: haircuts for year-old ewes - free.

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