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Eight-hour sheep shearing record smashed in Cornwall

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Eight-hour sheep shearing record smashed in Cornwall

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.

Rowland-Smith during the sheep shearing record attempt. ©Emily Fleur

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

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