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Southland shearer breaks world record

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 20/02/2017
A sheep is held down while being shorn © Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images A sheep is held down while being shorn

Southlander Leon Samuels has broken the solo eight-hour strongwool ewe shearing world record.

Samuels reached sheep No.605 at the end of four two-hour runs in a wool shed at Argyle Station, north of Gore.

He beat by two the mark set by Te Kuiti's Stacey Te Huia in December 2010.

Samuels is also joint holder of a four-stand world lambshearing record achieved in 2013.

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