Speed shearing competition back inside Parndana Hotel on Kangaroo Island | PHOTOS

The Kangaroo Island Speed Shears Competition has made a welcome return on Saturday, December 13 after an absence of six years last being held in 2013.

The Parndana Hotel dining room was turned into a shearing shed with the shearing board built by Steve Larcombe and was packed to capacity for the event.

Shane Matthews did an excellent job as compere and Jayden Freitag supplied the music. There was a big crowd watching as the local shearers competed to see who could shear the fastest up on the stage.

The crossbred lambs were supplied by Andrew Fogden.

The major sponsors were Platinum Livestock who donated the $1500 prize to the Open Shearer winner and Stu Sandilands a $1000 with $800 going to the Intermediate winner.

All the minor sponsors donated $250 each to the event, Weerkat Transport, Loxklands Seed Potatoes, Glencorrie Border Leicester Stud, L.C. Electrical and Laser Line Fencing. - Maggie Patterson


1st Turei Hokianga 26.2 secs, 2nd Shaun Barnett 27.7 secs, 3rd Truman Hoffrichter 29.8 secs, 4th Dennis Stretch 32.1 secs, 5th Lucas Boyle 32.8 secs.


1st Rhys Buick 29.2 secs, 3rd Dennis Stretch 31.6 secs, Zane McMulkin 3rd 33.2 secs, Chris Rumble.

TEAM CHALLENGE won by the Kiwis

Kiwis: Shaun Barnett, Ben Jackson, Dennis Stretch, Turei Hokianga 2mins 13.5 secs

Aussies: Zane McMulkin, Lucas Boyle, Truman Hoffrichter, Rhys Buick 2 mins 14.4 secs