Posted: 21/11/2013 at 10:44
As a former keeper of sheep, I wasn't at all impressed with the sheep dipping - it all did more harm than good as far as I could see. A couple of days in the heavy rain would've sufficed. Dipping in a muddy pond was daft - the sort of 'scrubbing and rubbing' they did in the pond would've damaged the wool fibres
And if dagging is done, and it would have been done - dagging is not a new word! (regular trimming the wool around 'nether regions' throughout the year) the matting mentioned wouldn't have been a problem.
Used to really rate these programmes ....