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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.