World lamb shearing champion set for Tullamore

World lamb shearing record-holder Ivan Scott will demonstrate his skills at the Tullamore this Sunday.

Competitions for sheep shearing comes to the Tullamore Show for the first time, with competitions for Seniors & Juniors and both Blade & Machine Shearing.

Ivan Scott, from Kilmacrennan in County Donegal, is the holder of the world lamb shearing record. He recently shore 744 lambs in eight hours in New Zealand breaking the world record by just two. The 30-year-old four-times all-Ireland champion is a regular shearer in New Zealand since he was a teenager.

Ivan, plus competitors from Ireland and England  will be competing and demonstrating their skills in the Tullamore Show.

George Graham will be displaying the ‘Bowen Method’ of shearing on the day; a method used by shearers the world over, holding the world record of shearing 481 sheep in nine hours.

The 13 time all-Ireland shearing champion Pat Corrigan will instruct punters in hand shearing using the ‘jacket and trousers method’.
Finally, Seamus Dooley, a leading wool merchant, will explain how farmers should store wool correctly.

More than 60,000 people are expected to this key farming summer even, where Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD will open the show.