|Shearers "Seek Out" Knowledge at Meeting
(February 1, 2009) A shearer meeting, coordinated by the American Wool Council (AWC), was held prior to the National Western Stock Show International Shearing Contest, and allowed those contest participants a forum for discussion on wool quality, packaging issues, international wool markets and the certified shearer program.
This year, participants were given a demonstration of the OFDA2000 machine, which measures wool fiber diameter, as well as fiber information and a hands-on chance to class various fleeces using the presented knowledge.
“Shearers are hungry for information from a reliable source, and this gives them a chance to interact and a chance to talk. They show up because they are interested in doing a top-notch job for our wool growers, and they are not going to let standards slip,” he says.