Sunday 25 September 2016

Irish man sets new world record for sheep shearing - 867 lambs in just nine hours

Catherine Devine

Published 01/08/2016 | 09:06

Ivan Scott set the new world record for sheep shearing
Ivan Scott set the new world record for sheep shearing

Donegal man Ivan Scott has set a new world record by shearing 867 lambs in just nine hours.

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The previous world record was set by Don King from New Zealand in 2007 who sheared one less lamb than Scott.

Scott has become the first shearer from the northern hemisphere to set a world record for lamb shearing. 

Scott averaged 96.33 lambs every hour, or one every 37.37 seconds.

He sheared 867 lambs in England on July 31 under the watchful eyes of shearing judges to ensure that all shearing satisfied a quality standard and that each lamb had at least 3kg of wool.

Scott has already won nine All-Ireland Championships.

He beat the Guinness World Record for the fastest time to shear a sheep on the opening episode of RTÉ's Big Week on the Farm back in April.

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