10 Jan 2011

Ferguson sets new record for lamb shearing

8:15 pm on 10 January 2011

World champion sheep shearer Cam Ferguson has claimed a new accolade, setting a new world record for strong wool lamb shearing.

The Hawke's Bay shearer, who is also the reigning Golden Shears champion, cleared 742 lambs in eight hours in Moketenui in the King Country on Monday.

The total beats the previous record set by New Zealand-based Irish shearer Ivan Scott of 736 lambs.