23 Feb 2015

Te Huia takes out merino record

9:02 am on 23 February 2015

King Country shearer Stacey Te Huia has taken out the merino shearing world record in Australia.

Stacey Te Huia

Stacey Te Huia Photo: Supplied

He managed to shear 530 finewooled merino ewes in nine hours at Parkdale Stud, about 40 kilometres northwest of Dubbo in New South Wales, on Friday.

He beat the previous record of 513 ewes, set by New Zealand-born Dwayne Black, in Western Australia, 10 years ago.

The 36-year-old now holds three world shearing titles, including the eight hours solo strongwool and the two-stand nine hours strongwool record.

Late last month he attempted the world's solo nine-hours strongwool record of 721 ewes, but abandoned it when the target had slipped out of reach by lunchtime.

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