general | 17 November 2022

Jack Fagan has a world record in his sights.

New Zealand Shearer and Lister Ambassador Jack Fagan will attempt to break the eight-hour solo lamb record on 22nd December in Piopio.

The record was set by Irishman and Lister Ambassador Ivan Scott in 2012 and has yet to be attempted since. Ivan’s record will require more than 744 lambs to be sheared to take the title, which means 186 a run or 93 an hour, something which is no mean feat.


Preparing for the record since March, Jack has travelled around the world for the first time since 2020 to compete in prestigious competitions and contract shear. 


There is nothing that quite compares to the intensity of a shearing record, especially a solo one. Jack told Rural Exchange that “essentially, you’re shearing an open final all day, for eight or nine hours. The equivalent output is running two marathons back-to-back”.


Training with British-based Health and Fitness Coach, Matt Luxton, who also previously supported #TeamLister Lloyd Ree’s record, Jack has been undertaking a range of home workouts ahead of his record.


Jack Fagan’s full interview can be found here. To find out more about Jack’s record and to get regular updates, follow the record's Facebook page.