Baa Baa Black SheepHave you any Wool?     Melissa HenryQuebon Livestock, Boorowa          NSW
BOOROWAwww.boorowa.nsw.gov.au/tourism.html
So many opportunities…  “Hopefully by showing you my career pathway it will help to get you thinkingabout the type of care...
University of Western Sydney         Hawkesbury Campus• Bachelor of Animal Science• Bachelor of Science (Honours)• Graduat...
Shiowu         Showing          Sheep
Richmond HS Ag Show-Team                 Judging                  Sheep
Quebec, Canada               So many            opportunities!!!            Overseas travel
Moholoholo, South Africa
Alberta, Canada             Simmental               Youth            Ambassador            scholarship.
Christchurch, New Zealand
Committees
My jobshttp://www.graingrowers.com.au/
Lachlan Catchment Management  Lachlan       Authority, Boorowa CatchmentManagement Authority Boorowa             http://ww...
Australian Sheep Industry         Overview
History of Sheep in Australia• First Fleet 1788 – meat sheep• John Macarthur interested in heavy  fleeced, fine wool sheep...
How many sheep?
Where are the sheep?
Sheep Breeds     Wool Sheep               Meat Sheep• Australian Merino   •   Poll Dorset  –   Ultra Fine      •   Suffolk...
I’m a Merino. Suits from  my fleece  sell up to   $1,000
I’m aSuffolk
I’m aTexel
I’m aPoll Dorset
I’m aBorder Leicester
We’reCorriedales
Most sheep are shorn
I’m aWhite    I shed myDorper       wool
The Australian Wool     Industry
What is Wool?• Wool is a natural fibre grown by sheep• Wool fibres are made of protein• As wool grows out from the skin, i...
Wool fibres are notstraight – they grow with a natural crimp  (wave) which givesthe wool it elasticity.
Off comethe woolly jumpers
Wool Classers
Products of Wool
Careers in the Wool Industry• Wool Producer      •   Fibre Analyst• Stock Handler      •   Wool Classer• Shearer          ...
We love our Lamb!
Thesupply   The Supply Chainchain
Careers in the Red Meat             Industry• Lamb Producer     •   Meat Buyer• Stock Handler     •   Meat Scientist• Shea...
Sheep and the Environment
Grazing ManagementGround Cover = Healthy Soils
Effects of Climate Variation                  Our farmers feed and                   protect our sheep                    ...
Effects of Climate Variation                   And flooding rains
Biodiversity on Farms              Lots of different tree             species of different ages                – supports ...
Biodiversity on Farms              Lots of different grasses are                 important Paspalum and               Phal...
Careers in the Environment              Sector• Catchment Officer     • Environmental• Environmental           Research Sc...
Today we talked about …Impact of the Australian Sheep Industry• not only influences what we eat and  wear• Its puts a lot ...
Today we talked about …Different sheep for different people• different types of sheep that live in  different environments...
Today we talked about …Career Opportunities• There are many opportunities for you to  become involved in the Australian Sh...
Being part of the Art4Agriculture team is so  rewarding. Our programs   celebrate the immense   diversity within primary i...
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  1. 1. Baa Baa Black SheepHave you any Wool? Melissa HenryQuebon Livestock, Boorowa NSW
  2. 2. BOOROWAwww.boorowa.nsw.gov.au/tourism.html
  3. 3. So many opportunities… “Hopefully by showing you my career pathway it will help to get you thinkingabout 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 jobshttp://www.graingrowers.com.au/
  13. 13. Lachlan Catchment Management Lachlan Authority, Boorowa CatchmentManagement 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 aSuffolk
  21. 21. I’m aTexel
  22. 22. I’m aPoll Dorset
  23. 23. I’m aBorder Leicester
  24. 24. We’reCorriedales
  25. 25. Most sheep are shorn
  26. 26. I’m aWhite I shed myDorper 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 notstraight – they grow with a natural crimp (wave) which givesthe wool it elasticity.
  30. 30. Off comethe 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. Thesupply The Supply Chainchain
  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 ManagementGround 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 ourcommitment to environmental stewardship.

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