Lack of amenities a handbrake on shearing industry says contractor

Vernon Graham
By Vernon Graham
Updated June 14 2018 - 9:17pm, first published 4:30am
Shearers working in a modern shearing shed near Cowra. Leading shearing contractor, Hilton Barrett, says high wool and sheepmeat prices are providing an opportunity for producers to upgrade their sheep handling infrastructure.

If you build modern, well-designed shearing sheds, the shearers will come (to loosely paraphrase the famous quote out of the baseball movie, “Field of Dreams”).

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Vernon Graham

Vernon Graham

National machinery and property writer

Former editor of The Land, former Fairfax Media Agricultural Editor