21yo shearer powers to personal best Emile Pike, with sheep number 1080.
RECORD: Emily Pike with the lucky last sheep shorn out of 1080 for the week, well and truly smashing her previous personal best.
TweetFacebook21yo shearer powers to personal besthttps://nnimgt-a.akamaihd苏州夜场招聘/transform/v1/crop/frm/GJZ5TVpAk84wrTzsQfLQRB/63cec58c-5f65-4141-93e9-7b5df701e77d.jpg/r4_0_1916_1080_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg“I’m not a huge go-girl power pusher, but … it’s simple: if you want to do it, just do it.”news, national, sheep, shearing, emily Pike, Carrathool2018-02-20T08:00:00+11:00https://players.brightcove苏州夜场招聘/3879528182001/default_default/index.html?videoId=5736269023001https://players.brightcove苏州夜场招聘/3879528182001/default_default/index.html?videoId=5736269023001“I don’t have as much energy, and it is a lot harder, but I guess I must have just pushed through and outdone myself.”
While making waves in a heavily male dominated area, Ms Pike doesn’t consider herself a proponent of “women power”but encourages everyone to just do what the love.
Ms Pike has been working in the ag industry since she left high school, and after a stint in wool classing, found herself pulled into shearing.
“I used to jump on and shear, and my passion for it grew,” Ms Pike said.
“Then I went to shearing school, it was always going to happen I suppose. I had been wanting to do it for a while, I love shearing.”
“The saying is true for me: you don’t choose the job the job chooses you.”
She says it was in her blood from the moment she was born.
“I’m a bit of a black sheep so to speak, as my family hasn’t been in farming, and the last person to shear was my grandfather.”
She says she’ll keep shearing until she can’t anymore while pregnant, however also says she won’t shear her whole life either, but will remain in the industry, possibly training others.