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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
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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Duo aims to shear more than 1,457 lambs in 9 hours

Llyr Jones (24) and Nick Greaves (28) will attempt to beat the current two-stand 9-hour British lamb shearing record, which Ian Jones and Gareth Daniels set six years ago.

They aim to shear more than 1,457 lambs in nine hours on Nick’s family farm in Staffordshire on August 12th, 2022, between 5 am and 5 pm.

While attempting to set a new record, they will raise money for their chosen charities: The DPJ Foundation and the Farming Community Network.

Llyr has been shearing across England and Wales for six years and has completed six seasons in Norway and a further four in New Zealand.

Meanwhile, Nick operates a contracting shearing business across the Midlands for the past twelve years and has completed stints overseas. He began shearing at 18, completing eight seasons in New Zealand and a further two in Italy.

According to some scientific tests, shearing 250 sheep uses the same amount of energy as running a marathon.

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Shearing record attempt

In a statement on Facebook, a spokesperson on behalf of the pair said:

“The decision to attempt this record has not been taken lightly. Nick & Llyr have years of sheep shearing experience between them and feel they are ready to take on the challenge.”

“Thank you to the people and businesses that have sponsored the event so far,” they added.

“They want to raise as much money as possible for their chosen charities whilst attempting to break the British record.”

“There will be a bar, DJ, food, and trade stands on the day to enjoy. Thank you to our sponsors and to the team who are working hard organising the event. We want to deliver the best day for everyone who attends to show us support.”

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