Speed Shears

Application for membership must be in writing. Membership entitles organisation to SSNZ benefits.

Affiliation levy is $4.00+GST per competitor with a minimum fee of $40.00+GST payable to: The Secretary, Jude McNab, 464 Owaka Valley Road, RD 2, Owaka, The Catlins, 9586.

Affiliated Speed Shears must use registered SSNZ judges. SSNZ judges are permitted to judge at non-affiliated Speed Shears, but should encourage them to be affiliated to SSNZ.

Judges and officials have the right to refuse a competitor, if it is considered their ability is impaired by alcohol or drugs.

Open and Senior grade Speed Shears only. If a Speed Shear wishes to involve Junior and Intermediate grades, it must be a clean shear event.

SSNZ Health & Safety policy will apply to Speed Shear events.

In fairness to competitors every effort should be made to get lambs/sheep as even as possible.

Speed Shear Rules:

  • Sheep to be judged standing (unless an obvious misdemeanor underneath) to a pen score of 152 and under. Above 15 is a red light.
  • Plucking after time will mean disqualification.
  • Time to be taken from cord pull to cord pull if electronic timing is not available
  • No false starts (applicable to timing system only)
  • Moccasins or suitable footwear must be worn
  • Full pizzle, teat and tail crutch is essential.
  • Public Liability-all competitions are urged to check their Public Liability and Cover.

Speed Shear Dates

DATEVENUECONTACTPhone
13th October 2017Waimate Spring ShearsEileen Smith021 2954515
13th October 2017Poverty Bay A&P Gisborne Ian Kirkpatrick
Erica McNeil 
027 434 8241
06 868 6084 
12th January 2018Waitete RFC - North Island Speedshear Champs Jack Fagan027 4171218
13th January 2017Peninsula DuvauchelleJames Dwyer027 230 2663
13th January 2018Te Puna John Dalziel027 5772632
18th January 2018
Railway Hotel, Otautau
19th January 2018Middle Pub, Winton
20th January 2018Colac Bay Hotel
27th January 2018Tapawera Hotel
3rd February 2018Arms Hotel, ReeftonSam Win021 732818
9th February 2018Otago Shears, BalcluthaClaire How027 4717313
16th February 2018Matura Rugby Club 
1st March 2018Golden Shears, Masterton Deb Keats027 243 8967 
9th March 2018Village Inn, Geraldine
10th March 2018Anglers Arm, Sefton
5th April 2018NZ Shearing Champs, Te KuitiEd Morrow07 873 8899