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Shearer

Removes wool and hair from sheep, goats, alpacas and other animals.


Tasks Include:


  • 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
Job prospects for Shearers in Victoria

Occupation in the Shearers group include Shearer

Employment prospects
There are currently 2,200 Shearers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively small occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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