ICM is top shearing sponsor
It is fitting that Ireland's largest sheepmeat processor, Irish Country Meats (ICM), is the lead sponsor in the sixteenth World Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling Championships in Gorey, Wexford next May 17-25.
Billed as the Olympics of sheep shearing, this world event will attract more than 40,000 spectators, and competitors from more than 30 countries all vying for the coveted Golden Shears title in the ICM Shearing Dome.
For the first time ever, Ireland's biggest wool importer, China, will have a team present, along with contestants from Russia.
Alongside the shearing events, the ICM/FBD Young Shepherd Competition will take place on Saturday, with the top two contestants going forward to represent Ireland in the European final in France later this year.