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Catherina Cunnane
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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Rees sets new record after shearing 902 sheep

Brecon-based shearer, Lloyd Rees, has set a new British record after shearing 902 sheep in nine hours at Blaenbwch Farm, Powys.

He began his attempt at 5 am on Friday, August 19th, shearing 203 in the first two-hour run.

He tallied 174, 171, and 177 in the next three runs before bagging the record, shearing 177 sheep in the final run.

Shearing on average just over 100 sheep an hour, Lloyd Rees was on target to hit his goal of 900 and reached 902 before the clock was stopped.

The money raised from the event will go to his two chosen charities, Parkinson’s UK Cymru and The Welsh Air Ambulance Service.

Lloyd has been a long-standing ambassador for Lister, and the firm provided all shearing equipment and gear expertise for the event.

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Lloyd Rees said: “Thank you to every single person who has donated and taking their time to write a good luck message.”

“I also want to thank my sponsors. Without you, days like these just do not happen.”

“The costs incurred running and organising records are quite large and would not get off the ground otherwise.”

“I want to say a special thanks to Lister for the support and resource they have given me. It has been incredible and is hugely appreciated.”

‘Left his mark on the industry’

Martin Booth, head of sales and commercial at Lister, added: “What an achievement. Lloyd remained cool, calm, and collected throughout, with his goal driving him on.”

“Lister is incredibly proud to have not only supported the event but also for the long-standing support we have given Lloyd.”

“Over the years, we have seen his confidence and skills grow. These tallies ensure that Lloyd has left his mark on the industry.”

“Not only this, but his incredible attitude has also inspired a future generation to pick up shears and give it a go.

“Lister would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Lloyd on an incredible record,” Booth concluded.

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