Shearing Shed Hand

Shearing Shed Hands handle fleece once it has been removed from a sheep. Their job often involves traveling to various farms.

Duties and tasks

  • Cleaning shed areas
  • Giving fleece to wool classers for evaluation
  • Putting fleece on tables for skirting
  • Rolling fleece up
  • Taking care of livestock including cleaning tasks
  • Viewing and evaluating livestock

Skills required

  • Concentration Skills
  • Ensuring that machines function properly by viewing various indicators
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Fit, strong and energetic
  • Properly handling machinery and systems

Working conditions

Shearing Shed Hands work outdoors and have long workdays. Often they will need to travel to and from various properties. In some cases, these individuals can work near their homes and not have to stay on other peoples properties. This job can be very physically demanding.

Related jobs and job titles

  • Farm Hand
  • Farm Manager
  • Farmer
  • Livestock Farmer
  • Shearing Shed Hand
  • Wool Classer
  • Wool Handler