It was a blur of activity at the Waitara Station woolshed this month as more than 25 shearers, shedhands and pressers gave up their Saturday to raise money to benefit their sector.
In fact, there were so many shearers, they were able to play tag in the six-stand shed to pre-lamb crutch more than 6000 ewes and hoggets in the Shearing Hawke's Bay 10-hour working bee.
Their stint at the station, in the Mohaka Valley, an hour west of Napier, raised more than $6000, which will go towards running the popular shearing competition at the annual Hawke's Bay Spring Show.
Out the back of the shed, the waiting sheep made an impressive display, one that's rarely seen these days in Hawke's Bay.
Waitara Station is owned by Lloyd Holloway.