25th July 2017
Yesterday champion shearer, Rowland Smith clipped his way into the world record books by conquering the ‘Eight Hour Ewe World Shearing Record’. A record attempt of this type is an extremely demanding challenge and involved Rowland, a 30 year old shearer from New Zealand, beginning his shearing marathon at 7 am for 2 hours, followed by a further 3 runs each of 2hours. Rowland shattered the previous world record by shearing 644 ewes in eight hours; an average of one sheep per 44.72 seconds, regularly achieving under 35 seconds per sheep.
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