Skilled shearer Steve Rowberry will try to beat the present world report when he undertakes an eight-hour lamb shearing competitors this week.

The 34-year-old competitor from Herefordshire will try to shear greater than 754 lambs within the eight-hour interval this Friday (August 4), at The Dorelands, Abbey Dore, Herefordshire.

Fundraising and assist from the occasion will go in the direction of the Birmingham Kids’s Hospital.

Rowberry, who has been a shearer since he was 20 years outdated, will search to beat the world report at the moment held by Jack Fagan.

Head of member engagement at British Wool, Gareth Jones, stated: “Document makes an attempt are a wonderful alternative to showcase the extremely expert people driving the trade ahead whereas additionally serving to to advertise the standard of British wool to wider audiences.”

Rowberry stated that he has all the time loved shearing due to the alternatives it offers, enabling him to journey the world while working.

Steve Rowberry. Picture: British Wool


Rowberry runs his personal farm based mostly in Chapel Garden in Shropshire and stated that his days “begin early because the shearing run is nearer house and is about an hour’s drive”.

“I meet the opposite shearers and woolhandler and drive to the farm or relying on sheep portions on the farm, it might embody a number of farms throughout a traditional day,” he stated.

“As soon as completed, I head house to arrange for the next day and likewise test on livestock and do any farm jobs that want doing.”

Rowberry stated that trying the British report has all the time been a private goal of his, however that he determined to improve this and try the world report in reminiscence of his youthful brother Fred who died final September.

Away from the farm and its commitments, Rowberry stated his different hobbies embody aggressive shearing in exhibits and spending time with this two kids and associates.