February 9, 2007
February 9, 2007 - A Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, shearer broke a decade-old world ewe-shearing record by just one animal.
Rodney Sutton of Porangahau shore 721 sheep in nine hours, breaking the strong wool ewe record set by Darin Forde 10 years ago.
Sutton started the final sheep just seconds before the 5 p.m. deadline. Under the rules, he was allowed to finish shearing it, and that clinched him the record.