Wool Processing

Blades of Glencoe shearers and wool handlers strike a blow for mental health

AUSTRALIA’S wool industry made its mental health and suicide support network that much bigger last weekend, when blade shearers, rousabouts and farmers from across the nation and overseas swapped stories and shearing blows at the Blades of Glencoe Shearathon…Read More

Terry Sim, March 13, 2019

Australian shearers take out trans-Tasman test at 2019 Golden Shears

AUSTRALIA’S shearing team of Jason Wingfield, Daniel McIntyre and new member Callum O’Brien has defeated New Zealand in the trans-Tasman shearing test at the Golden Shears International Shearing and Woolhandling Championships at Masterton in New Zealand at the weekend…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, March 4, 2019

Federal Government to fund $2.2 million research into making sheep ships cooler

AUSTRALIA’S Federal Government will grant the live export industry $2.2 million into dehumidification research to reduce heat stress on livestock vessels…Read More

Sheep Central, March 22, 2019

Recruitment: Eight points to note when giving employee feedback

WE’VE all been there ourselves; on the receiving end of feedback and we certainly know the way it’s delivered impacts the way it’s received. For managers of agribusinesses anywhere along the sheep and wool supply chain, there are important aspects to consider when delivering feedback to employees…Read More

Sheep Central, March 22, 2019

Recruitment: Reasons a good employee might leave a business

IT shouldn’t be surprising to any business engaged in the livestock or wool supply chain that when good employees don’t feel appreciated or valued in their workplace, they’re unlikely to stay around for long. Here’s three common reasons why good employees choose to leave their job – and what managers can do about it…Read More

Sheep Central, March 1, 2019

Recruitment: Rocky Expo aims to project meat and livestock industry as an attractive career path

A careers expo being held as part of an upcoming Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging conference and workshop in Queensland will be used to project the meat and livestock industry as an attractive career path option for young undergraduates…Read More

Sheep Central, February 22, 2019

Recruitment: Four ways to help build a winning team

Finding quality staff can be a challenge, regardless of which segment of the meat and livestock supply chain your business is in. It generally requires a solid recruitment strategy and process, the right staff training and a plan to minimise staff turnover. Here are some points to consider…Read More

Sheep Central, February 15, 2019

Recruitment: Using effective ‘story-telling’ to attract candidates

Most red meat and livestock industry supply chain stakeholders are fortunate to have the ‘gift of the gab’, but we don’t necessarily transfer that well into talking about our business and culture to potential staff that might consider working for us. ..Read More

Sheep Central, February 8, 2019

Recruitment: Stoking the ‘passion fire’ within your business

Taking deliberate steps toward keeping employees passionate and engaged is like preventative healthcare for your business. When employees are passionate about when they do, it can be infectious; however, disengagement can also spread like a disease, affecting those around them…Read More

Chris, February 1, 2019

Recruitment: How to identify the future team leaders in your business

At the core of every successful agribusiness is a team of good leaders making good decisions. When you set out to identify future leaders to move your business forward, how do you know what to look for?..Read More

Sheep Central, January 25, 2019

Recruitment: Staff retention – how to keep your best talent

Attraction and retention of staff in the cattle industry is not always favoured by changes in the external environment. Macro-economic conditions and competition from other sectors have led to a tight labour market and general staff shortages across the grazing sector. Here’s five points to consider in helping win the war in attracting good staff and retaining them…Read More

Jon Condon, January 18, 2019

Recruitment: Tips to keep staff happy and productive during the holiday season

While December is a time for Christmas cheer and holiday spirit, it can also often be one of the more challenging months of the year, with less man-hours to do work, a drop in employee productivity and potentially, a drop in employee morale. So how can employers make sure staff are kept happy, engaged and productive during the festive period?..Read More

Sheep Central, December 21, 2018

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