The wool industry has a long history globally and in particular relative to the development of Australia. The book has been produced as a text to cover the modern industry and uses a range of up-to-date still images and video illustrating industry information and values.
Wool handlers play a vital part in wool production and in industry quality assurance.
The shearing operation is the first step in the preparation of the wool for sale and subsequent processing. Various wools have different processing requirements and outcomes and their preparation and separation by wool handlers is vital to cost, profitability and market outcomes for all further stages of the pipeline. Wool handlers are working at a critical control point.
Wool handlers need a range of skills and knowledge to perform their duties at an optimum level. This comprehensive book illustrates and describes practical tasks such as preparing for shearing and crutching, penning sheep, and preparing and pressing wool. It also addresses issues including employment in the industry, workplace communication, teamwork, health and safety, animal welfare and environmental work practices.
The text has been produced by trainers who are industry people and are in constant touch with the developments and team cultures within the wool harvesting sector in Australia, and associated pipeline and market requirements.
Preparation standards and industry Code of Practice information used throughout the text has been provided and endorsed by the peak industry group Australian Wool Exchange Pty Ltd (AWEX).
This eBook includes the following chapters:
Chapter 1 – Wool Harvesting Jobs
Chapter 2 – Work Effectively in the Industry
Chapter 3 – Workplace Communication
Chapter 4 – Occupational Health and Safety Procedures
Chapter 5 – Preparing for Shearing and Crutching
Chapter 6 – Pen Sheep
Chapter 7 – Preform Wool Handler Duties
Chapter 8 – Pressing Wool
Chapter 9 – Observe Environmental Work Practices
Chapter 10 – Animal Welfare