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Stand and Deliver - Shear-Jitsu videos

SHEARING AND WOOLHANDLING TRAINING VIDEOS

Stand and Deliver - Shear-Jitsu videos

A new series of four training videos highlights ways that shearers can prevent injury and increase the longevity of their careers.

The videos feature Pera Davies who developed the ‘Stand and Deliver - Shear-Jitsu’ technique which is a new way to perform the catch and drag.

AWI has produced the following series of training videos to help advance the skills of novice, improver and professional shearers and wool handlers. Good training is essential for new and existing people working in sheds. The aim of the videos is to promote better techniques and improve clip preparation practices in the industry.

The videos cover all aspects of wool harvesting and are a complete reference guide for shearers, wool handlers and shed hands, woolgrowers, instructors and students working in various areas of wool harvesting. Packed with tips, hints and practical advice, the videos include interviews with experienced shearers, shed hands and woolclassers.

The videos are also available to shearers, wool handlers, trainers and woolgrowers from AWI on a free USB by calling AWI on 1800 070 099.

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NOVICE SHEARING
IMPROVER/PROFESSIONAL SHEARING
EXPERTING AND GRINDING
CRUTCHING
BASIC WOOLHANDLING
WOOL HANDLING AND SHED SKILLS
WOOL INDUSTRY WORKOUTS

 

 

NOVICE SHEARING

Circle of Position

EQUIPMENT

Clothing and Setting Up
Setting Up the Handpiece
Overhead Gear

SHEARING POSITIONS

The Long Blow - Position and Control
The Long Blow - Instructions
The Long Blow - Demonstration

Neck & Shoulder - Position and Control
Neck & Shoulder - Instructions
Neck & Shoulder - Demonstration

Belly - Position and Control
Belly - Instructions
Belly - Demonstration

1st Hind Leg - Position and Control
1st Hind Leg - Instructions
1st Hind Leg - Demonstration

The Neck Last Side - Position and Control
The Neck Last Side - Instructions
The Neck Last Side - Demonstration

The Last Side - Position and Control
The Last Side - Instructions
The Last Side - Demonstration

TIPS

Position & Control
Novice Mistakes
Catch & Drag
Pressure Points

MULTI ANGLE GUIDE

Crossbreds
Ewes
Lambs
Wethers

Crutching

Vulnerable Area

INTERVIEWS

Dwayne Black
Karl Goodman
Shannon Warnest
David Fagan

 

 

IMPROVER/PROFESSIONAL SHEARING

Catch and Drag
Merino Lambs
Plain Merino
Wethers
Crossbred Ewes

CROSSBRED LAMBS

Belly to Top Knot
Top Knot to Long Blow
Long Blow to Finish

ROUGHNECK BOTTOM SIDE

The Belly
Crutch and Flank
First Hind Leg and Undermine
Top Knot
Neck
First Shoulder
Long Blow
Last Side Neck and Shoulder
Last Side and Release

ROUGHNECK TOP SIDE

Belly to Top Knot
Top Knot to Long Blow
Long Blow to Finish

FINE WOOL

Belly and Crutch
Flank First Hind Leg and Undermine
Top Knot Neck and First Shoulder
Neck Long Blow
Neck Shoulder and Last Side

INTERVIEWS

Dwayne Black
Karl Goodman
Shannon Warnest

 

 

EXPERTING AND GRINDING

BEIYAUN

Beiyuan Overhead Gear
Beiyuan Handpiece
Beiyuan Grinder

HEINIGER

Heiniger Overhead Gear
Heiniger Handpiece
Heiniger Grinder

LISTER

Lister Overhead Gear
Lister Grinder

SUPERSHEAR

Supershear Overhead Gear
Supershear Handpiece
Supershear Grinder

 

 

CRUTCHING

Introduction

CRUTCHING TRAILER

Setting Up the Trailer
Setting Up the Stand - Board
Setting Up the Stand - Trailer
Gear & Maintenance
Fine Tuning the Cradle

CATCH AND DRAG

Dwayne Black
Matt Alexander
Trailer

INTERVIEWS

Matt Alexander
Glenn Schofield
Michael Schofield

Catch and Drag - Performance Comparison

VUNERABLE AREAS

Introduction
Eyes Ears and Horns
Hamstrings
Pizzles
Teats and Milk Veins
Vulvas

Catch and Drag - Sloping Catching Pens

CRUTCHING - EWES

Full Crutch Wig and Slab - Board
Full Crutch Wig and Slab - Trailer
Full Crutch and Wig - Board
Full Crutch and Wig - Trailer
Light Crutch - Board
Light Crutch - Trailer

CRUTCHING - WETHERS

Wig, Ring and Light Crutch - Board
Wig, Ring and Light Crutch - Trailer
Ring and Bung - Board
Ring and Bung - Trailer

CRUTCHING - LAMBS

Market Crutch - Board
Market Crutch - Trailer

Crutching Non-Mulesed Sheep

 

 

BASIC WOOLHANDLING

Introduction
Oddments and Cast Lines
Shearing
Set Up Pick Up
Fleece Placement
Shearing Variations
Placing the Fleece
Topside
Paddle Techniques
Competition
Crossbred on the Board
Sign Off

 

 

WOOL HANDLING AND SHED SKILLS

Joe’s First Day

GETTING A START

Code of Practice - Point of View: Mark Grave
Discrimination & Harassment - Point of View: John Hutchinson
Workplace Relations - Point of View: Sam Beechey

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Point of View: Wool Classer, Frank Roberts
Point of View: Wool Handler, Angela Wakeley
Point of View: Wool Presser, Evan Frankham

ARRIVING AT THE SHED

Occupational Health and Safety
The Shed and Environment
Understanding Occupational Health and Safety

GETTING PREPARED

Setting Up the Board

CONTAMINATION

Point of View: Judy Turk
Point of View: Mark Grave
Point of View: Frank Roberts

PENNING UP

Gates
Facilities
Pen Types
Draw Sheep
Smothering
Cut Outs
Rams

WOOL PREPARATION

Training Exercises

Good Work Practices
Poor Work Practices

Point of View: Work Flow

Picking Up & Throwing

Picking Up a Fleece with Eileen Philipson
Picking Up a Fleece with Jim Murray

Point of View: Teamwork

Skirting Technique

Wool Rolling
Efficient Skirting Demo
Heavy Burr
Round Table Skirting
Brands

ODDMENT PREPARATION

Crutching
Crossbreds
Fly Blown
Water Stain
Lambs - Board Preparation
Lambs - Table Preparation
Premature Shearing
Handling Oddment Butts
Board Duties

PRESSING

Pressing
Overlength Bales
Recording & Branding

SUPERFINE PREPARATION

Superfine Overview

Industry Points of View

The Buyer
The Broker
Quality Assurance
The Grower
The Wool Classer

Setting Up the Board

Superfine Clip Preparation

Fleece Preparation
Tender Fleece Preparation
Board Duties
Oddment Preparation

 

 

WOOL INDUSTRY WORKOUTS

DWAYNE BLACK

Introduction
Physical Aspects
Young Shearers
Types of Exercises
On the Job Exercises

EXERCISES

Hamstrings
Quadriceps
Shoulder & Chest
Wrist Exercises
Back Exercises

SARAH CUNNINGHAM

Introduction
Wrist & Arm
Physical Aspects
Neck Exercises
Back Exercises
Before & After Work

STEPHAN MILOSAVLJEVIC

Introduction
Starting Shearers
Preparing for a Career
Background
Reducing Injury Risk
Wool Handling

 

 

Printed Resources

Booklets

Pillar posters for the woolshed

Pillar Posters - order a free set of the three Pillar Posters for your own shed:

Code of conduct woolshed poster

  • Call the AWI Helpline on 1800 070 099 for a free A2 size poster
  • Download (PDF 173Kb)