Where can I find 2,100 sheep?
Sourcing more than 2,100 sheep for this weekend's event is a massive challenge and the man charged with organising the logistics of sheep procurement is Kevin Traynor of the Hollywood Wool and Country Fair committee.
Planning the sourcing of sheep for the 2012 All Ireland Sheep Shearing Championships started last September.
With 2,100 sheep to be shorn over the two days, local farmers were approached to see if they would provide sheep.
"All sheep shorn need to be dry ewe hoggets. They will be a combination of Cheviot and Cheviot Suffolk cross ewes because they are being sourced in the Hollywood area," Mr Traynor said.
Teams of experienced shearers descended onto the donor farms to crutch the sheep this week. This involves removing all wool around the tail area and in front of the udder to prevent any accidents.
The sheep are required to have full fleeces. Ewes with open necks or those which are half-stripped will be rejected.
"At all times the welfare of the sheep is top priority," Mr Traynor added.