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Three-year-old girl goes viral after ‘expert’ sheep handling

A video of a three year old girl ’expertly’ handling her ewe named Ethel at the Online Agricultural Show has gone viral.

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Three-year-old girl goes viral after ‘expert’ sheep handling

The video of Barley Brook Sellar was filmed as part of a sheep handling class for children under eight years old at her family home in Norfolk and has been viewed 1.5 million times.

 

Filmed by her mother, Caitlin Jenkins, Miss Sellar confidently pushed the sheep back with her hips, as sheep handlers should, and confirmed its breed as a Border Leicester.

 


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Taking to Twitter, fell farmer and author James Rebanks, who had been judging the online sheep show, documented his praise for the young sheep handler.

 

 

Priceless

 

The clip formed part of the Greatest Online Agricultural Show, which was launched in a bid to beat the Covid-19 lockdown and counter numerous show cancellations.

 

With the footage attracting more than 73,000 likes, Mr Rebanks added: “I have never seen anyone command a sheep with ‘STAND’ - the sheep’s face is priceless.”

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