Wool Handling

Wool Handling requires the following skills



If one person in the team fails to carry out their particular role cor- rectly, it can affect the overall quality of the product. Making the next person’s job more difficult to perform and increases the likelihood of mistakes.

Communication between wool handlers, the classer and shearers is essential. All members of a wool harvesting team are dependent upon one another to complete their tasks.


Using the correct technique in performing each role makes the job easier and improves the standard of clip preparation.


Efficient work practices and being able to correctly anticipate the next job makes the whole shed run more effectively.


Is possibly the most important pillar. Having the correct temperament - the ability to control emotions whilst under stress and being able to relate and communicate with all members of the team will ensure the smooth running of the shed.