Shearing competition draws full house

Last updated 09:35 18/02/2014

Relevant offers


Sheep milking venture not without its challenges Stronger New Zealand dollar has little impact on wool sale Kelso sheep tick all the right boxes Schools put pets through their paces What now for Jake the Peg - the adorable lamb with an extra leg? Munro to retire from Beef + Lamb New Zealand board Texel poll dorset cross wins mint lamb competition Perendales all the way for Julie Lambs more expensive with slow meat production season forecast for Southland Whiter and brighter strong wool to come from scouring and dying technology

Tuatapere shearer Leon Samuels won the speed shearing competition at the Gore Southern Shears.

The Friday night event was at the Albion Excelsior club rooms, with spectators filling the building to watch the action.

Samuels took out first prize, with Joe Tumohe second and John Kirkpatrick third.

Kirkpatrick, of Hawkes Bay, won the Gore Southern Shears open title and the South Island shearer of the year title before flying to Pukekohe yesterday to compete in the Counties Shears.

Mataura shearer Brett Roberts won the Gore Southern Shears senior final and New Zealand took out the shearing test against Wales.

The woolhandlers also competed on Friday, with Keryn Herbert of Te Awamutu winning back-to-back titles after success at the Balclutha Shears last weekend.

Gore Southern Shears president Chas Tohiarik said severalUnited Kingdom shearers competed over the two days, with a quarter of the junior category made up of international shearers.

Next year would be a landmark for the Gore Southern Shears as they reached the 50th year of the annual event.

Ad Feedback

- The Southland Times

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content