Sheep shearing

Clyde woman beats champions

Clyde woman beats champions

Clyde woman Taiwha Nelson put some old skills to good use when she won the New Zealand Corriedale wool-handling championship open title at the Canterbury A and P Show in Christchurch last week.

Wool in the family

Wool in the family

Simon Paterson has inherited his family's passion for wool.

The golden shearer hits 70

The golden shearer hits 70

When Brian "Snow" Quinn needs to shear his flock of about 400 ewes, he does most of the hard work himself, although he admits getting in some help when it is needed.

Has to go at fast clip

Diminutive Napier shearer Steve Stoney says he is ready for his crack at shearing's ultimate record today despite the enormity of a task of shearing almost 100 lambs every 60 minutes for nine hours, and being both the oldest and the smallest to give it a go.

Southland shearers dominant

Former New Zealand representative Nathan Stratford, of Invercargill, dominated the open championship at the West Otago Shears at Tapanui on Saturday.

World champion back for Waimate Shears

World shearing champion Cam Ferguson will be back to defend his open machines title at the Waimate Shears today.

Fine wool title goes west

Fine wool title goes west

An Australian with a sore back won the New Zealand Merino Shearing Championships in Alexandra on Saturday night.

World champ may try his hand

World champ may try his hand

The shearing world champion may compete in New Zealand's only merino shearing contest, which starts in Alexandra on October 1.

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