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Dec 9, 2019 - 10:52:27 AM
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Owen

Canada

4643 posts since 6/5/2011
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...for eight hours.   Guys from Australia, UK and NZ probably can appreciate this better than me, but it sounds like kinda a back-breaking way to while away the day:  https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/world-record-sheep-shearing-manitoba-1.5388864

Dec 9, 2019 - 11:41:46 AM

1056 posts since 4/22/2018

That’s some going. It’s backbreaking work, I don’t think many of the farmers round here would want to keep even half that pace up for long.

Dec 9, 2019 - 12:15:56 PM
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Chris Meakin

Australia

2610 posts since 5/15/2011

Certainly a young person's game. Most shearers use a harness nowadays, but I couldn't see any near the world record holder. That's pretty hard core what she achieved.

Dec 9, 2019 - 9:01:02 PM

Paul R

Canada

12035 posts since 1/28/2010

I was in an Australian band in Toronto, playing Caravan, the ethnic festival held in venues all over town (we were in the Tranzac Club). We were the first act on, followed by a sheep shearing demo. The shearing, and "whatever" the sheep left on stage that didn't get swept up, was followed by the Maori, who danced barefoot. Yuck!

The shearing was always interesting to watch, though, and the shearer's ability to handle the sheep, let alone the shearing, was fascinating.

And I got a free lamb dinner every night. Yum!

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