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Beyond the Bale : December 2011
19 selling more wool 19 on-Farm December 2011 Beyond the Bale The Australian team to compete at the 2012 Golden Shears World Championships at Masterton, New Zealand – 29 February to 3 March. l Shearers: Shannon Warnest (SA), Nathan Meaney (SA) l Woolhandlers: Rachel Hutchison (NSW), Aroha Garvin (WA) l Blades: John Dalla (WA), Peter Artridge (NSW) l Manager: Roger Mifsud (Vic) l Shearing judge: Tom Kelly (Vic) l Woolhandling judge: Steph Brooker-Jones (SA) l World Council delegates: Peter Artridge (NSW), Brendon Boyle (WA) An Australian team also competed against a New Zealand team on 10-11 November in Christchurch, New Zealand. top left to right: Damien Boyle (shearer, christchurch – unable to attend, mark Buscumb (Wa) took his place); nathan meaney (shearer, christchurch and masterton); shannon Warnest (shearer, christchurch and masterton); Len simmonds (manager, christchurch); Georgie rangihaeata (woolhandling judge, christchurch); roger mifsud (manager, masterton); aroha Garvin (woolhandler, christchurch and masterton); tom Kelly (shearing judge, masterton); John Dalla (blade shearer, christchurch and masterton); Winston Flood (shearing judge, christchurch). Bottom left to right: rachel Hutchison (woolhandler, christchurch and masterton); Peter artridge (blade shearer, christchurch and masterton, and delegate at World council meeting, masterton); steph Brooker-Jones (woolhandling judge, masterton). not pictured: Brendon Boyle (delegate at World council meeting, masterton). AWI funds training for novice, improver and professional shearers and woolhandlers within its regional coaching program. The aim of the AWI shearer and woolhandler training program is to: l attract and retain new entrants into the wool harvesting industry l build the capacity and longevity of existing staff l increase returns to wool producers through improved clip preparation practices. To find out more about the AWI training program and/or government-funded training initiatives, please contact AWI’s preferred training provider in your state. state ProvIDer contact NSW TAFE NSW – Western Institute Jim Murray 0427 460 007 Queensland Australian Agricultural College Corporation (AACC) Rick Gardiner 0427 293 662 SA TAFE SA Bob Reid 0427 604 255 Tasmania Primary Employers Tasmania (PET) Richard Leahy 0438 265 753 Victoria SCAA Shearer Woolhandler Training Inc Darren Templeton 0427 435 244 WA CY O’Connor College of TAFE (Northern Region) Stephen Madson 0409 080 243 Great Southern Institute of Technology (Lower Southern Region) Peter Young 0427 989 848 tHe austraLIan NATIONAL TEAM aWI’s preferred shearing and woolhandling training providers above: the australian national team photographed at the sports shear australia national shearing and Woolhandling championships held at the Perth royal show on 7-8 october: sHearer anD WOOLHANDLER TRAINING