Have you any wool: World champion shearer David Fagan de-fleeces a sheep in record time at the speed shear competition at the Cheltenham Hotel on Saturday night. Fagan set the tone for the competition with a 20.8 second shear earlier in the night with a traditional handpiece. Fagan demonstrates Feilding inventor David Short's new Handypiece Pro, the latest version of his 12V portable shearing handpiece. Fagan completed the task in an impressive 23.9 seconds, leaving both inventor and shearer delighted with the result.

A vocal and supportive crowd of locals and internationals were on scene to catch an entertaining night of competitive speed shearing, leaving Fagan the popular winner on the night.

Photo and words: PETER RUBERY

Source: Feilding Herald