Shear classt at Expo

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Dongara shearer Ross Price proudly displays the Ashley Heitman memorial trophy.
Camera IconDongara shearer Ross Price proudly displays the Ashley Heitman memorial trophy. Credit: Countryman

Two first-time McIntosh & Son Mingenew Midwest Expo champions were awarded at the quick shearing competition.

Dongara shearing instructor Dwayne Black won the open title, shearing one sheep in 42.79sec.

Mr Black holds two world records for shearing 570 Merino lambs in eight hours in 2003 and 664 lambs in 2004.

In the local competition, Ross Price was the fastest on the floor with 58.72sec.

Mr Price works for competition organiser and shearing contractor Mike Henderson and will have his name on the Ashley Heitman memorial trophy. Mr Henderson said because of recent rain most shearers were at work, which accounted for a smaller number of competitors this year.

“The shearing industry is going great particularly because of more and more producers changing to twice-a-year shearing schedules,” he said.

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