A Sheep Shearer removes wool from sheep. You might use machine shears or hand held blades and you may be responsible for maintaining your shearing equipment. Sheep Shearers may have to collect sheep and get them ready for shearing and bring them back to counting pens afterwards. You’ll check animals for infections and keep an eye out for any problems with their wool.
Being a Sheep Shearer is a very physically demanding role. You’ll work long hours and need to be ready for heavy lifting and manual labour. Sheep Shearers need to be comfortable handling animals and should be skilled in using a range of shearing equipment. You’ll be working as part of a team and you must be capable of following directions.
There are 3 courses available for people who want to become a Sheep Shearer.