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Record Report

Justin Bell. 9 Hour Strongwool Lamb Record
New Zealand. 4/12/04

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.

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Justin about to put lamb 851 down port hole.

(photo by Des Williams)



Justin Bell's Tally Sheet

Class: 9 HRS Strong wool LBS   Wool Wgh 0.96 KGS
4/12/2004 Onuku Maori Trust Stand One
Shearer   Justin Bell    
Countout Tally cuts plus 13 rating
1 49     11.0
2 50     12.0
3 47   1 12.0
4 47 1 1 12.25
Run 1 193 1 2 11.81
5 47     11.5
6 47     11.0
7 48     11.5
8 25     11.5
Run 2 168     11.38
9 47     11.5
10 49     11.0
11 47     11.75
12 25     11.75
Run 3 168     11.50
13 47     11.75
14 47     12.0
15 46   1 11.5
16 24     11.5
Run 4 164     11.69
17 45     10.5
18 22     10.0
19 45     11.0
20 46     11.0
Run5 158     10.63
Total 851 1 3 11.32