Ewe-nanimous winners: World Sheep Shearing champions topped at Royal Highland Present

THE WINNERS of the Golden Shears World Sheep Shearing & Woolhandling Championships have been topped on the Royal Highland Present on Sunday.

The Golden Shears competitors included the world’s greatest in shearing expertise, with worldwide members from as far afield as Chile, South Africa and New Zealand.

Taking the highest particular person titles are Gwion Lloyd Evans from Wales for Machine, Bonile Rabela from South Africa for Blade, and Rosie Keenan from Scotland for Wool Dealing with.

Scotland’s Rosie Keenan gained first prize for wool dealing with

Within the crew’s part, South Africa triumphed in Blade, Wales took the title for Machine and for Wool Dealing with.

The Golden Shears is the head for shearers and wool handlers, with 30 nations competing for the highest prizes this yr.

That is solely the second time Golden Shears has been held in Scotland, the final time being 2003.

New Zealand will host the twentieth Golden Shears World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships in Masterton on March 4-7, 2026.

The Golden Shears was first held in 1977 and takes place each few years in numerous areas world wide, together with South Africa, New Zealand, Eire, Norway and France.

Organised by Golden Shears World Council, the purpose of the championships is to advertise and encourage curiosity in wool and the artwork and talent of sheep shearing and wool dealing with.

Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) Chairman, Jim Warnock, stated: “The Society was delighted to lastly welcome the Golden Shears this yr, having gained a aggressive tender to host the occasion again in 2019.

“It was an excellent competitors which introduced the eyes of the world to Scotland to look at the perfect in shearing and wool dealing with expertise.

“Subsequent yr likewise guarantees to convey a world side to the Present, as we’re trying ahead to internet hosting the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth’s (RASC) convention on the 2024 Royal Highland Present.”

RHASS Chief Steward of Sheep Shearing, Bruce Lang, added: “It has been completely implausible to see the Golden Shears again on the Royal Highland Present as soon as once more after a 20-year hiatus.

“The occasion is a spectacular showcase of world shearing and wool dealing with expertise, and having it on the coronary heart of Scotland’s premier agricultural present actually shines a highlight on the game.

“Big congratulations to the entire profitable people and groups.

“It takes an unlimited quantity of exhausting work, willpower, and talent to succeed in this degree and signify your nation on the world stage.”

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