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Beyond the Bale : December 2014
ON FARM 43 MORE INFORMATION www.wool.com/shearingcompetitions AWI provides support for shearing and woolhandling competitions across the country, with the main aims of promoting excellence within the shearing industry, and to encourage young people to join the industry. AWI Shearing Industry Training Development Coordinator Jim Murray says AWI is keen to raise the profile and status of the shearing industry by enabling participation in well conducted shearing and woolhandling competitions. “Competitions help encourage better techniques in shearing and woolhandling, which is for the benefit of the woolgrowing industry from which they derive,” he said. “AWI’s support aims to encourage a quality workforce, an interest in wool, and an appreciation of the art and skill of shearers and woolhandlers. “AWI’s financial support for competitions makes a significant impact on the viability of many competitions. In addition to supporting local and regional competitions, AWI also provides support to competitions at state and national levels.” COMPETITIONS PROMOTE AWI provides support to shearing competitions at local, state and national levels. The aim is promote excellence and encourage better techniques in shearing and woolhandling. EXCELLENCE NATIONAL SHEARING AND WOOLHANDLING CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS The Australian team taking part in the Tri-Nations Challenge against New Zealand and South Africa. PHOTO: Flick Wingfield The National Championships, Tri-Nations and Trans-Tasman Tests, held at the historic Old Errowanbang Woolshed at Carcour in the Central West of NSW, at the end of November, were supported by AWI. NATIONAL SHEARING FINAL 1. Daniel McIntyre (NSW) 98.91 2. Shannon Warnest (SA) 99.00 3. Damien Boyle (WA) 104.19 4. Nathan Meaney (SA) 112.40 5. Tyson Scholtz (SA) 116.59 6. Wayne Hosie (NSW) 121.91 NATIONAL BLADES FINAL 1. John Dalla (SA) 98.15 2. Ken French (Vic) 109.72 3. Shaun Wilson (NSW) 146.32 4. Nick Dennis (NSW) 146.92 5. Richie Foster (Vic) 155.18 6. Jim Murray (NSW) 174.97 NATIONAL WOOLHANDLING FINAL 1. Sarah Moran (Vic) 16.72 2. Tara Smith (SA) 17.73 3. Lisa Nosworthy (SA) 19.05 4. Alice Haynes (NSW) 19.59 5. Kayla Garner (NSW) 21.87 6. Dave Grant (Qld) 22.32 NATIONAL TEAM FINALS 1. South Australia 113.85 2. New South Wales 120.44 3. Western Australia 131.34 TRI-NATIONS CHALLENGE 1. New Zealand 154.81 machine shearers Nathan Stratford and Colin O’Neill blade shearers Tony Dobbs and Brian Thomson woolhandlers Keryn Herbert and Ronnie Goss 2. Australia 166.81 machine shearers Shannon Warnest and Jason Wingfield blade shearers John Dalla and Ken French woolhandlers Mel Morris and Sarah Moran 3. South Africa 187.47 machine shearers D.G .Snyman and Abel Notsi blade shearers Mayenzeke Shweni and Zweliwile Han woolhandlers Elna Kitching and Thomas Calldo TRANS-TASMAN SHEARING TEST 1. Australia 321.18 Daniel McIntyre 22min 42.8sec, 103.58 Shannon Warnest 23min 30.28sec, 107.51 Jason Wingfield 21min 49.34sec, 110.09 2. New Zealand 388.48 Colin O’Neill 26min 10.38sec, 124.58 Nathan Stratford 28min 52.56sec, 124.75 David Buick 29min 21.69sec, 139.15 TRANS-TASMAN BLADE SHEARING TEST 1. New Zealand 328.45 Tony Dobbs 12min 32sec, 152.27 Brian Thomson 14min 17sec, 176.18 2. Australia 363.29 John Dalla 14min 58sec, 175.57 Ken French 13min 1sec, 187.72 TRANS-TASMAN WOOLHANDLING TEST 1. New Zealand 38.46 Keryn Herbert and Ronnie Goss 2. Australia 42.63 Mel Morris and Sarah Moran