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Shearing record Copps a hiding

NEW Zealand shearer Aidan Copp has broken the record for Merino lambs shorn in a day.

Staff writer
 Aidan Copp shore 524 Merino lambs to break the world record. Picture courtesy Stockowners Shearing Aust.

Aidan Copp shore 524 Merino lambs to break the world record. Picture courtesy Stockowners Shearing Aust.

Copp shore 524 lambs in a standard eight-hour shift in a shed in the New South Wales Riverina on the weekend.

The previous record was 519, set by Dwayne Black in Western Australia in 2005.

Copp is already a record holder, as one of five shearers who set a five-stand strongwool lambs mark in King Country in the north island of New Zealand in 2015.

Another Kiwi was also recently involved in a shearing record when New Zealand-born  Lou Brown shore 497 Merino ewes in a day.

Brown set the new record on a farm near Kojonup, in Western Australia in April.

 

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