16 Jul 2020

Shearing competitions in jeopardy with no international talent

From First Up, 5:11 am on 16 July 2020

Shearing competitions are in jeopardy this year due to a lack of international competitors. There are usually 57 events nationwide with hundreds of shearers, wool handlers and pressers taking part in the sport with the top competitors going on to represent New Zealand overseas. But as Doug Laing from Shearing Sports New Zealand told producer Jeremy Parkinson, things could get tricky without overseas talent.