Is a shearing shortage on the cards for Victoria?

Bryce Eishold
August 12 2021 - 7:00am
FEELING THE PINCH: Gippsland shearing contractor Jason Kretschmer, Ewe & I Shearing, says he has struggled to field a full shearing team due to a lack of shearers for a number of reasons, including border restrictions.
FEELING THE PINCH: Gippsland shearing contractor Jason Kretschmer, Ewe & I Shearing, says he has struggled to field a full shearing team due to a lack of shearers for a number of reasons, including border restrictions.

Victorian woolgrowers don't think they will struggle to find labour to shear their sheep this year, despite some contractors saying they are having problems putting together a full shearing team.

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Bryce Eishold

Bryce Eishold

Senior journalist

Bryce is a senior journalist with Australian Community Media's Stock & Land where he reports on all aspects of agriculture. Bryce is also the president of the Rural Press Club of Victoria. Email Bryce at bryce.eishold@stockandland.com.au.

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