WSSRS Referee's. Lex Jury (convener) John Fagan, Doug Oliver, Colin Gibson, Stuart Weir, Hugh McCarroll, Paul Rose and Don Morrison
Darin Forde, Craig Anderson, Jimmy Clark, Alton Devery, Paul Rutherford and Darren Gutsell shore a combined total of 4188 lambs at Mr Richard Slee's Wairaki Station property at Blackmount Western Southland, New Zealand.
Shearing a even line of Wairaki Station's ewe lambs, with a average per head wool weight of 1.34 KGS, Darin's gang broke the existing record by 997 lambs previously set by Jeff Dorset's gang at Hautu Prison Farm Turangi New Zealand on the 18/12/91
Considering the cold wet weather prior to this record the lambs were reasonable good shearing, even though there was some light mud in the bellies and back socks. The cold overcast conditions did not deter a good crowd from attending the 5am start, with close to 1000 being in attendance at the conclusion of the record 12 hours later at 5pm
With great support being given in the way of crowd, and with the sponsorship by the rural service industry along with the work put in by the support team headed by Mr Brendon Potae, made this an extremly well run record.
The WSSRS Referee's would like to acknowledge the cooperation received during the day.