Marg Baynes and her daughter Ingrid knocked off more than 900 lambs in a day to set a world shearing record. The Wairoa pair shore a total of 903 lambs in eight hours on a farm at Mangapehi, New Zealand, yesterday to become the first holders of the women's two-stand eight-hour lamb shearing world record.
Marg, 54, shore 433 animals while Ingrid, 22, notched up 470. Ingrid's effort also secured her the world lamb record for a woman. Her previous best had been 315 lambs.
Mother and daughter had set themselves a target of 800 lambs during the bid of four two-hour runs, separated by 30 minutes for a morning break, an hour for lunch and 30 minutes for an afternoon break.
Reprinted in part from Stuff New Zealand