Mother-daughter duo sets world shearing records

Margaret Baynes and her 22 year-old daughter Ingrid have set the first women’s two-stand eight hour lamb shearing record.

TVNZ reported (not yet on line) that they had aimed to shear 800 lambs but managed to shear more than 900, with Ingrid shearing a few more than her mother.

Record attempts are refereed with points off for cuts or wool left on so it’s not just quantity but quality which counts.

UPDATE: The story is now on-line at TVNZ:

They hoped to shear 800 lambs but managed 923 collectively. Ingrid, with 470, pipped her mother’s total.

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