The annual Werrimull Pub sheep shearing competition was decided by a single second over the Easter weekend.

Publican Tiffany Biggs said the two finalists were cheered on by a crowd of around 100 people with the sheep shearing stage set up in the Hotel’s undercover car port.

After two sheep Rom Andrews, a former local and John Barnfield were neck and neck with just two seconds separating them on time taken.

Given a third sheep each the margin came down to a single second with Andrews the winner.

The winner of the women’s sheep shearing contest was Emily Longbottom of Werrimull while Wayne Reid of Birdwoodton won the prize for winning the over 45 section.

It was the third year of the Werrimull Pub sheep shearing contest and was described by the publican as a success.

The event attracted a variety of spectators with Paul Henschke and friends making a 33 kilometre ride to the Pub for a meal and entertainment