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Hot summer hots-up for record tally shearers

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On behalf of Shearing Sports New Zealand

January 11, 2013

Hot summer hots-up for record tally shearers

The World Shearing Records Society has confirmed applications have been received for three record bids over the next five weeks.

The first will be on January 31 when former solo 8hrs strongwool lambs record holder Cam Ferguson, of Waipawa, will team-up with Dannevirke shearers Adam Brausch and Ringa Paewai in an attempt on the three-stand record of 1784 set by King Country shearers Digger Balme, Roger Neil and Digger Balme in 1999.

The attempt will take place near Ormondville in Southern Hawke’s Bay and the trio will need an average of 595 each to set a new mark, Ferguson having shown he will be a significant contributor having shorn 742 in claiming the solo record two years ago.

The second attempt will be on February 5, with a surprise entry into the records race by Golden Shears and New Zealand opens champion and Napier shearer John Kirkpatrick, teaming with Invercargill-based Eru Weeds, originally from Dannevirke, James Mack, originally from Thames Valley, and Leon Samuels, of Invercargill.

Shearing at Centre Hill Station near Mossburn, Northern Southland, they plan to set a mark for the vacant four-stand lambs record for 8 hours.

The third attempt will be Te Kuiti shearer Stacey Te Huia, targeting the 9hr ewes record of 721 which has not been challenged since Southern Hawke’s Bay shearer Rodney Sutton claimed the ultimate of shearing’s tally records by just one sheep in a dramatic day at Mangapehi, in the King Country, six years ago.

Te Huia will make the attempt on February 12 at Te Hape, also in the King Country and where he shore his current best tally of 674 as he and Sam Welch, of Waikaretu, broke a two-stand record last summer.

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