Six world titles were settled at the Golden Shears World Shearing and Woolhandling Championship, which was staged at this year’s Royal Welsh Show.


About 5000 animals were sheared throughout the two-day event, watched by hundreds of spectators at the showground’s Meirion Shearing Centre.

New Zealanders claimed three of the six titles, including World Machine Shearing Individual, World Machine Shearing Team and World Woolhandling Team.

The highest placed Welsh competitor was Bronwen Tango from Monmouthshire in south east Wales, who claimed the individual wool handling title.

A total of 27 countries, including a team from Japan, took part in the Championships.

Rachel Jones dropped in on Tuesday (20 July) to catch some of the action on camera.

Here’s a full list of results:

• World Machine Shearing Individual – Cam Ferguson, New Zealand

• World Machine Shearing Team – New Zealand

• World Blade Shearing Individual – Zingisele Elliot Ntsombo, South Africa

• World Blade Shearing Team – South Africa

• World Woolhandling Individual – Bronwen Tango, Wales

• World Woolhandling Team – New Zealand


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