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Shearing Shed Hand

Assist wool classers and shearers by performing routine fleece and sheep handling duties in shearing sheds.

Alternative Titles

  • Roustabout


  • Assist in managing sheep flow through the shearing shed
  • Pick up the fleeces after shearing and throw onto skirting large tables
  • Skirt (remove inferior and stained wool) fleeces as directed by a wool classer
  • Grade wool which has been skirted off fleeces
  • Pass fleeces to wool classer for classing
  • Keep the shearing floor and shed free of contamination
  • Identify and remove belly wool from the shearing area and place in relevant packs.

Personal Requirements

  • communication skills
  • enjoy working with animals
  • able to work as part of a small team