Introduction to Shearing and Wool Handling

WHEN: 1-12 August 2022

WHERE: Tirlta Station – Broken Hill

This 10-day course will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge to be able to:

  • prepare handpieces and down tubes for machine shearing
  • grind combs and cutters
  • undertake basic shearing and crutching
  • apply animal welfare principles to the handling of sheep
  • recognise and report hazards in the workplace
  • pen sheep, handle wool from the board, throw fleeces and skirt
  • in the second week students with more advanced skills may be able to commence

Please see flyer for details on how to register.