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Shearers set world record in King Country

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 10/01/2017

Shearers Coel L'Huillier and Kelvin Walker have set a world record after a tense finish to an eight-hour effort in a King Country woolshed.

The pair bettered the two-stand strongwool ewes record by two sheep, reaching 1068 before the time limit at Te Hape, between Te Kuiti and Taupo.

L'Huillier, from Te Akau, shore a total of 537 sheep, while Walker, from Taumarunui, tallied 531.

The previous record was set by brothers Rowland and Doug Smith in January 2011 at Waitara Station, between Napier and Taupo.

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