WSSRS Referee's. Mark Baldwin Aus (convenor). Lex Jury NZ .Colin Gibson NZ
Justin Bell shore 851 lambs to break the existing 9 HR strong wool lamb World Record held by Rodney Sutton by 12 lambs. The record was held at the Onuku Maori Trust farm woolshed at Rerewahakaaitu a small rural community 30 kilometres south of Rotorua. Justin didn't have the best of starts, although he shore 193 in the 2hr run before breakfast he did receive a official warning (see rules 11:6 & 11:7) for finished job quality. In the 1hr45 min post breakfast runs the finished job improved, and with tally's of 168. 168.164 & 158 credited to his tally Justin past the existing World Record with 7 minutes still remaining before the end of the 9 hour day, as with all World shearing records, this was a marathon effort, both physically and mentally Justin must be congratulated for his effort which now gives him 3 WSSRS Titles to his name The WSSRS Referees would like to thank Justin and his support crew for co-operation and hospitality during the record.
Justin Bell's Tally Sheet