Kiwi breaks women's shearing record
Wed, 11 Jan 2012 4:29a.m.
Te Kuiti shearer Kerri-Jo Te Huia has broken a world shearing record after shearing more than 500 lambs in eight hours – just over a lamb a minute.
Shearing at Te Hape, east of Benneydale, Te Huia shore an impressive 507 lambs in yesterday’s session, easily beating the founding record of 470.
Despite some back pain Te Huia set a fast pace, shearing 248 before lunch. During the eight-hour stint she hauled around 16 tonnes of lambs onto the board and shore at an average of 57.6 seconds per lamb.
The 30-year-old is only in her fifth season of shearing, but didn’t lack for role models; Te Huia is the youngest of five children, and her brothers Hayden and Stacey also have their names in the books of the World Shearing Records Society.
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15/01/2012 3:08:13 a.m.
jamee green wrote:
so proud of you mate. mean maori harty mean!!! I remember doing our senior woolhandling together out okerae...thems were the days aye. tu meke kotiro!!
13/01/2012 7:41:55 a.m.
Hiya Kerri Jo, Daniels Dad here, just wanted to say what a fantastic effort. You and the family must be buzzing with the sucess from all the hard work that is now paying off. Say Hi to Dad & Mum for me.Cheers a very proud old Uncle here
11/01/2012 9:58:47 a.m.
Good on you girl
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