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The process of removing the fleece of sheep along with a thin layer of skin is called

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 Wool comes from sheep, goat, yak and some other animals. These wool yielding animals bear hair on their body because hair keeps these animals warm and wool is derived from these hairy fibers.

Complete step by step answer:
-Sheep shearing is the process by which the woolen fleece of a sheep is cut off.
-The person who removes the sheep’s wool is called a shearer. Typically each adult sheep is shorn once each year ( a sheep may be said to have been “shorn” or “sheared” depending upon dialect). The annual shearing most often occurs in a shearing shed, a facility specially designed to process often hundreds and sometimes more than 3,000 sheep per day.
-Usually shearing of wool is done only in summer as sheep do not survive without their protective coat of hair in winter.
-Hair of the sheep is removed during the hot weather. This enables sheep to survive without their protective coat of hair.
-Shearing doesn’t usually hurt a sheep. It’s just like getting a haircut.
-However, shearing requires skill so that the sheep is shorn efficiently and quickly without causing cuts or injury to the sheep or the shearer.
-One can shear the sheep manually with good old hand shears or with electric ( or mechanically driven) clippers. Either way, shearing is a skill that takes practice to perfect and requires good endurance.

Hence, option A is correct.

Sheep are at risk for hypothermia for up to one month after shearing. However, the first few days after shearing are the most risky. As the wool coat grows back, sheep have more protection against the cold.