Mark Richardson calls for sheep shearing to be included in Halberg Awards

New Zealand is among the best in the world at competitive sheep shearing, now there's a call for the discipline to be recognised in the annual Halberg Sports Awards.

Jack Fagan is back in the country after winning the World Shearing Championships Speed Shear in France in July. 

The 27-year old is the son of New Zealand shearing legend Sir David Fagan, who has over 600 wins, including a number of world records and many world titles. 

The duo have not only competed head-to-head in the shearing sheds, but they also own a dairy farm together. 

Father and son shearers, Sir David and Jack Fagan appeared on the AM Show.
Father and son shearers, Sir David and Jack Fagan appeared on the AM Show. Photo credit: Newshub

They appeared on the AM Show, and host Mark Richardson questioned why the sport wasn't included in the annual Halberg Awards.

"This is one of New Zealand's games, this is one of New Zealand's sports, " he said.

"I think it is important to New Zealand and it should be recognised," said Richardson.

Meanwhile, Sir David said there was a current shortage of shearers, with New Zealand having to look to the British workforce.

He said it was a great career for young New Zealanders.

"You make good money and get to travel the world."

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