Lake Hayes A and P Show president Mike Smith, of Cone Peak
Station (left), with master-in-charge of shearing Bruce
Hamilton (centre) and shearer Stu Bowman, both of Lake
Hayes Estate, practise their skills with a circa 1900
hand-wound shearing machine, before tomorrow's shearing
competition at the show. Photo by James Beech.
At least 10 shearers will compete for the title of best
in the Wakatipu at tomorrow's Lake Hayes A and P Show shearing
Heats begin at 9.30am, 11.30am and 2pm at the Lake Hayes Show
Bruce Hamilton (master-in-charge of shearing) thanked Jack
Ellis, of Edendale, for the use of the Chicago-built shearing
machine (pictured) for the competition, which returns to the
A and P show programme for the first time this century.