Shearer has sights on world championships after setting new British document

Welsh shearer Lloyd Rees has his eyes set on the world championships after shearing 902 lambs in 9 hours. 

Mr Rees broke the British document every week after English shearer Nick Greaves had set it. 

The 28-year-old has raised greater than 10,000 kilos for charities Parkinson’s UK Cymru and the Welsh Air Ambulance Service.

“It was an excellent alternative to essentially push myself, check myself, see what I may obtain,” Mr Rees mentioned. 

“My travelling days are beginning to wind down, so I assumed I would prefer to exit with a little bit of a bang.” 

The document has made a mark on the world stage. It was probably the most sheep shorn in a document try.  

Lloyd Rees was cheered on by his household and associates throughout his document try.   (Provided: Ruth Rees Pictures)

‘A mammoth effort’ 

This British document won’t be counted as a world document resulting from a distinction in standards.  

World document guidelines require top-knot and head-wool, whereas British information take into consideration the lesser quantity of wool on UK breeds. 

“They’d sufficient wool weight, however they want a bit of little bit of wool on their heads to go for world document lambs,” Mr Rees mentioned. 

David Brooker, who is concerned in Sports activities Shear Australia and is on the World Data Committee, mentioned document or not, it was a powerful feat.

“These children that do world information, male or feminine,  put themselves to the check that is superhuman,” he mentioned. 

“It is a mammoth effort to recover from the over line.” 

Ivan Scott from England holds the world document for shearing 867 lambs solo in 9 hours in 2016.

In the meantime, British lady Marie Prebble set a brand new eight-hour solo document for ladies shearing sturdy wool ewes. She managed to shear 370 sheep.

World championships 

Mr Rees has been shearing for over a decade and has spent 10 seasons in New Zealand. 

“I’ve additionally been to Norway as soon as, and I’ve sheared In Switzerland fairly a number of occasions,” he mentioned. 

Now he’s altering his focus again to point out shearing, along with his eyes additionally set on the aggressive world stage. 

“That was my ardour actually earlier than the document,” Mr Rees mentioned. 

“I will attempt to win some nationwide titles.

“The world championships is the dream, and lately, it has been New Zealand, it has been in France and going again a number of years, it has been in Norway.

“The subsequent one is in Edinburgh. It is fairly thrilling.” 

A young man is being hugged by his family in front of a Welsh flag
Lloyd Rees is now aiming to compete on the world stage. (Provided: Ruth Rees Pictures)

The 2023 World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships in Scotland in July is the primary time they’ve been held because the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In Australia, aggressive shearers are gearing up for the competitors.

“In the meanwhile, we’re getting ready groups, state groups to go to Bendigo in October,” Mr Brooker mentioned. 

“Then we’ll choose our two machine shearers, our two wool handlers and our two blades shearers, and with a few judges and a supervisor.”      

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