AU Wool Industry Launches Poster to Improve Shearing Shed Standards
March 18, 2016

The Australian wool industry has launched an initiative aimed at improving standards in shearing sheds aacross that nation.

The Shearing Contractors Association of Australia, the WA Shearing Industry Association, Australian Wool Innovation and WoolProducers Australia have together developed a poster that outlines the responsibilities of both farmers and shearing teams while on the job.

WA Shearing Industry Association president Darren Spencer said a number of events by individuals caught on camera in recent years had brought the issues of animal and shearer welfare to the forefront.

"It's a welfare issue for workers as well as the sheep," he said.