Shear loss: Kiwis won't cross ditch causing shearing crisis

John Ellicott
By John Ellicott
Updated July 29 2021 - 12:11am, first published 12:00am
All stands covered at Jandra Station at Bourke for shearing this week, with 15,000 sheep shorn. Photo courtesy of Will Coy, Muddy's Quality Shearing.

As shearing starts in many NSW sheds, woolgrowers face a worker shortage in spring with the expected loss of up to 500 New Zealand shearers from the shearers' pool.


John Ellicott

John Ellicott

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