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SHEAR24 tallies 938
SW Scotland turned out in force to support Grant Hurcomb in his bid to shear for 24 hours at the weekend. Over 500 farmers and youngsters cheered him on in the final run of his charity shearing marathon. Grant tallied an amazing 938 sheep.
He set out at 9pm on Friday night, shearing 97 in the first run and proceeded to shear throughout the night with runs of 85, 90, 86 and 96. Mid morning he pushed 95 down the porthole. After lunch, Grant (21) who has shorn in both Australia and New Zealand, found an extra gear and added 100 to his tally, he followed this with a run of 101 and another 100.
He was still going strong on his last run of this mammoth task, as the shed filled up with supporters and well wishers from 7pm onwards.
Grant is pictured shearing his 900th ewe on the boards.
Donations are still coming in, but over £15 000 has been tallied so far.
Apparently an Australian shearer has previously shorn 973 in 24 hours, but this will be the top tally shorn in the Northern hemisphere in that time frame.