New opportunities for local shearers, as workforce numbers grow

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Updated February 21 2024 - 7:27am, first published February 13 2024 - 1:30pm
Marwood shearing director Bill Woodgate, Ballarat, with local shearers and woolclassers Sophie Bradshaw, Ballan and Skye Gillingham, Beaufort. Mr Woodgate said the sector has recovered from major workforce shortages during COVID. Picture by Philippe Perez
Marwood shearing director Bill Woodgate, Ballarat, with local shearers and woolclassers Sophie Bradshaw, Ballan and Skye Gillingham, Beaufort. Mr Woodgate said the sector has recovered from major workforce shortages during COVID. Picture by Philippe Perez

A growing influx of overseas shearers and woolclassers is giving confidence for local shearing contractors, despite fluctuating peak seasons over recent years.

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Philippe Perez

Journalist

Philippe is a journalist for Australian Community Media's Stock & Land. He is based in Ballarat and covers all aspects of Victoria's farming community and industry. To get in contact, email philippe.perez@stockandland.com.au

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