A New Zealand sheep farmer has broken the world record for the number sheep sheared in an eight- hour period on a farm in Cornwall.
Rowland Smith – who is the brother of Farmers Weekly Farmer Focus writer Matt Smith, who himself broke the nine-hour shearing record last year – sheared 644 sheep in two-hour stints between 7am and 5pm at Trefranck Farm, near St Clether, Cornwall. This meant he successfully sheared each sheep in less than 47 seconds.
This topped the previous record set earlier this year by Leon Samuels from New Zealand of 605 sheep. Read full original article…
Source: Farmers’ Weekly
28 July, 2017, 6:00 pm