WELSH shearer and Lister ambassador, Lloyd Rees, has set a new British record by shearing 902 lambs in nine hours at Blaenbwch Farm, Powys, Wales.
The Brecon-based shearer started shearing at 5 am on Friday 19th August, and put out 203 lambs in the first two-hour run.
He tallied 174, 171, and 177 in the next three runs, before setting the new record with 177 lambs in the final run.
The shearer managed an average of just over 100 lambs an hour to reach his initial target target of 900 lambs.
Lloyd has been a long-standing ambassador for the Lister company, that provided all of the shearing equipment and gear expertise for the event.
“Thank you to every single person who has donated and taking their time to write a good luck message,” Lloyd said after the successful attempt.
The money raised from the event will go to our two chosen charities, Parkinson’s UK Cymru and The Welsh Air Ambulance Service. The shearer also thanked his sponsors.
“Without you, days like these just don’t happen.
“The costs incurred running and organising records are quite large and wouldn’t get off the ground otherwise,” he said.
“I want to say a special thanks to Lister for the support and resource they have given me.
“It has been incredible and is hugely appreciated.”
Lister head of sales and commercial Martin Booth said Lloyd remained cool, calm, and collected throughout the effort.
“What an achievement. Lloyd.
“Lister is incredibly proud to have not only supported the event, but also for the long-standing support we have given Lloyd.”
“Over the years, we have seen his confidence and skills grow.
“These tallies ensure that Lloyd has left his mark on the industry,” Mr Booth said.
“Not only this, but his incredible attitude has also inspired a future generation to pick up shears and give it a go.
“Lister would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Lloyd on an incredible record.”
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