You will, of course, remember my recent (2 Sep) mail on the discovery of the outsized-sheep (who has been named) ‘Chris’. Well, it took 5 men to shear him, and Chris now holds the record for most wool from a sheep.
Poor old Chris had to be sedated for the job.
In 2004, Shrek the New Zealand sheep was found after six years on the loose, and had a 27kg (60lb) fleece removed. That's nothing! Chris the Ozzie merino's fleece weighed in at 40kg (88lb). I suspect that we shall not see another like it very soon.
--------- Alex Kemp