Photo: Barry John Crowe (36) has smashed the existing World sausage making record live on air on RTÉ One’s ‘Big Week on the Farm’ at Maudabawn, near Cootehill.
The Guinness World Records world record for the most sausages produced in one minute is 60 and was achieved by Tim Brown (UK) in Moodiesburn, UK, on 20 July 2016.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most varieties of sausage commercially available; it is held by Chris Fenwick of Fenwicks Sausage and Meat Emporium, Lincolnshire, UK who currently sells 83 different varieties.
Barry John Crowe, from Cavan, managed to break the Guinness World Record by making a whopping 78 sausages in 60 seconds.
Crowe performed live on the show, hoping to beat the existing record of 60 sausages made in 60 seconds. Each sausage had to be four inches long and had to perfect, according to the official adjudicator.
“It is a great achievement, I am delighted to be able to have done it. It came as a bit of a surprise to be asked to do it so to be able to manage it on live television is great.
Barry John had a month to get match fit but has been making sausages since he was 13 with his family butcher shop – Crowe’s is famed for innovative sausages like a honeycomb and chocolate chip sausage.
This is the second world record broken on the RTÉ One programme – last year Ivan Scott smashed the sheep shearing world record live on air.