A New Zealander has become the latest shearer to set world records on both sides of the Tasman.
Aidan Copp - from Canterbury but now based in Australia - shore 524 merino lambs in eight hours on Saturday, breaking a 14-year-old record by five lambs.
That was despite a cut to the 34-year-old's hand, which brought the attempt to a brief stop.
The shear-off took place in at a Gnadbro property in the Riverina, a farming region in the southwest of New South Wales.
The previous record was 519, set by Dwayne Black in West Australia in 2005.
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Copp was already in the record books as one of five shearers who set a five-stand strongwool lambs record set in the King Country in 2015.
On August 24, English shearers Jonny Roberts and Martin Howlett will tackle the two-stand, eight-hour strongwool ewes record of 1068 set by New Zealand shearers Coel L'Huillier and Kelvin Walker near Benneydale in January 2017.