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Cavalier Congratulates Speed Shearers

Cavalier Congratulates Speed Shearers

Media Release: Cavalier Woolscourers Ltd
For Immediate Release

The Golden Shears ‘Big Bang’ speed shearing event shows that New Zealand’s reputation for world class shearing is in good hands, says Cavalier Woolscourers Ltd (CWS).

The ‘Big Bang’ is part of the annual Golden Shears programme of events, and sees world class speed shearers compete in Senior and Open grades.

“CWS congratulates Brett Roberts - who topped a Seniors field of 29 contestants with a time of just 34.5 seconds - and Digger Balme, whose 28.92 seconds saw him triumph in the Open section,” said Nigel Hales, CEO of Cavalier Wool Scourers.

“Organisers from the Golden Shears committee also deserve recognition and, as the lead sponsor, we look forward to helping them deliver an even bigger ‘bang’ next year.

“High performance events like the ‘Big Bang’ promote excellence within the shearing industry, and we are thrilled to see the quality of shearers that we have in New Zealand.

“New and emerging shearers also have an invaluable opportunity to practice their skills, while seeing some of the world’s best in action.

“CWS is proud to be involved in such a hugely successful event, in the first year at its new home - Masterton’s Horse Shoe Tavern”, Mr Hales said.

The Golden Shears ‘Big Bang’ was also a spectator hit, with up to 360 people travelling from around the country and abroad to see the speed shearers in action.

“Wool is a versatile, natural, sustainable fibre, and New Zealand is a world leader in producing, harvesting and processing wool.

“Events like the ‘Big Bang’ show that New Zealand shearers are perfectly placed to continue delivering this renewable, durable, breathable, biodegradable raw material for years to come”, Mr Hales said.


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