Becoming a Shearer
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Becoming a Shearer

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Removes wool and hair from sheep, goats, alpacas and other animals.
Training time - No data available -
Average pay $40,630
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 800

What does a Shearer do?

  • selecting and preparing shearing equipment
  • catching and positioning animals for shearing
  • shearing and removing wool and hair from animals
  • identifying contaminated fibre and injured, infected and diseased animals
  • treating skin cuts
  • returning shorn animals to let-out pens for counting and checking
  • may service, maintain and repair shearing equipment

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