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Baa Baa Black Sheep
Have you any Wool?

     Melissa Henry
Quebon Livestock, Boorowa
          NSW

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  1. 1. Baa Baa Black Sheep Have you any Wool? Melissa Henry Quebon Livestock, Boorowa NSW
  2. 2. BOOROWA www.boorowa.nsw.gov.au/tourism.html
  3. 3. So many opportunities… “Hopefully by showing you my career pathway it will help to get you thinking about the type of career you can have in agriculture”
  4. 4. University of Western Sydney Hawkesbury Campus • Bachelor of Animal Science • Bachelor of Science (Honours) • Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Consulting
  5. 5. Shiowu Showing Sheep
  6. 6. Richmond HS Ag Show-Team Judging Sheep
  7. 7. Quebec, Canada So many opportunities!!! Overseas travel
  8. 8. Moholoholo, South Africa
  9. 9. Alberta, Canada Simmental Youth Ambassador scholarship.
  10. 10. Christchurch, New Zealand
  11. 11. Committees
  12. 12. My jobs http://www.graingrowers.com.au/
  13. 13. Lachlan Catchment Management Lachlan Authority, Boorowa Catchment Management Authority Boorowa http://www.lachlan.cma.nsw.gov.au
  14. 14. Australian Sheep Industry Overview
  15. 15. History of Sheep in Australia • First Fleet 1788 – meat sheep • John Macarthur interested in heavy fleeced, fine wool sheep – Purchased from Spain – Pioneer breeder of the Australian Merino – 1801 largest sheep farmer in colony
  16. 16. How many sheep?
  17. 17. Where are the sheep?
  18. 18. Sheep Breeds Wool Sheep Meat Sheep • Australian Merino • Poll Dorset – Ultra Fine • Suffolk – Super Fine • Texel – Fine • Border Leicester – Medium • Corriedale – Strong • Dorper
  19. 19. I’m a Merino. Suits from my fleece sell up to $1,000
  20. 20. I’m a Suffolk
  21. 21. I’m a Texel
  22. 22. I’m a Poll Dorset
  23. 23. I’m a Border Leicester
  24. 24. We’re Corriedales
  25. 25. Most sheep are shorn
  26. 26. I’m a White I shed my Dorper wool
  27. 27. The Australian Wool Industry
  28. 28. What is Wool? • Wool is a natural fibre grown by sheep • Wool fibres are made of protein • As wool grows out from the skin, it naturally forms into groups of fibres called staples.
  29. 29. Wool fibres are not straight – they grow with a natural crimp (wave) which gives the wool it elasticity.
  30. 30. Off come the woolly jumpers
  31. 31. Wool Classers
  32. 32. Products of Wool
  33. 33. Careers in the Wool Industry • Wool Producer • Fibre Analyst • Stock Handler • Wool Classer • Shearer • Textile Designer • Animal Health • Fashion Designer Officer • Livestock Agent • Animal Scientist
  34. 34. We love our Lamb!
  35. 35. The supply The Supply Chain chain
  36. 36. Careers in the Red Meat Industry • Lamb Producer • Meat Buyer • Stock Handler • Meat Scientist • Shearer • Meat Processor • Animal Health • Butcher Officer • Chef • Livestock Agent • Animal Research Scientist
  37. 37. Sheep and the Environment
  38. 38. Grazing Management Ground Cover = Healthy Soils
  39. 39. Effects of Climate Variation Our farmers feed and protect our sheep through droughts
  40. 40. Effects of Climate Variation And flooding rains
  41. 41. Biodiversity on Farms Lots of different tree species of different ages – supports a lot of different bird species such as the Superb Parrot.
  42. 42. Biodiversity on Farms Lots of different grasses are important Paspalum and Phalaris and native legumes like Microlena. These grasses support a number of animals such as sheep, cows and our native wildlife.
  43. 43. Careers in the Environment Sector • Catchment Officer • Environmental • Environmental Research Scientist Health Officer • Salinity Specialist • Landcare • Soil Health Coordinator Specialist • Soil Conservation • Water Resource Earthworks operator Officer
  44. 44. Today we talked about … Impact of the Australian Sheep Industry • not only influences what we eat and wear • Its puts a lot of money back into Australian communities.
  45. 45. Today we talked about … Different sheep for different people • different types of sheep that live in different environments and meet different markets
  46. 46. Today we talked about … Career Opportunities • There are many opportunities for you to become involved in the Australian Sheep Industry
  47. 47. Being part of the Art4Agriculture team is so rewarding. Our programs celebrate the immense diversity within primary industries, our people, the range of produce and our commitment to environmental stewardship.

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