Applications for three record bids over the next few weeks
have been received by the World Shearing Records Society.
The first will be on January 31 when former solo eight-hour
strong wool 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.
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 eight hours.
The third attempt will be Te Kuiti shearer Stacey Te Huia,
targeting the nine-hour ewes record of 721. Te Huia will make
the attempt on February 12 at Te Hape, in the King Country.