Shearing and Shed hand Positions

Shear Power Contracting Pty Ltd supplies sheep shearers, shed hands (rouseabout, rousie), classers andP1080923 crutchers and wool pressers to assist clients with their shearing and crutching needs.

Sheep shearing is a large industry that runs off the land and requires a lot of maintenance to ensure adequate health and hygiene practices.

When you hear the term ‘shearing’ I’m sure a lot of you just think of a man in a shearing shed (wool shed) with a hand piece shearing a sheep. However, this is only one element of shearing.  Other elements include: penning up, crutching, drenching sheep and drafting.

Another hygiene practise that is required for the sheep to maintain optimum health is a process called lamb marking.  This involves ear tagging the lamb and putting a ring around the testicles and tails, which leave the lamb sterile and with a docked tail.

A lot of these manual tasks are done by farm hands, so it’s a job any one can try. These tasks coincide well with seasonal workers as they fall on specific times of the year, every year. It’s a great opportunity for those eager to receive their 2nd working holiday visa, work for travelers or for those who favour seasonal farm work.  Either way getting into Sheep/Shearing work is an enriching way to join the farm job scene and experience an element of farming, which Australia built its foundations upon.