Sheep shortage threatened competition
Stratford’s Taranaki Shears competition nearly faced a shortage of sheep on Sunday because of an unexpected consequence of the drought.
Fortunately a stock truck was found at the last minute and 900 sheep were brought in for a haircut.
The winner of the open shearing division was John Kirkpatrick, from Napier
Taranaki shearer Paul Avery was second. The winner of the open wool handling competition was Sheree Alabaster, from Taihape.