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Shearing Sheds - Design & Construction

Are you thinking about renovating an existing shearing shed or building a new one? Careful planning and design of new sheds or renovating existing ones can:

  • Improve the efficiency (and thus reduce costs) of the wool harvesting operation.
  • Make the job easier.
  • Improve operator safety.

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Shearing contractor and woolgrower, Hilton Barrett combined with Australian Wool Innovation to design a shearing shed which addresses worker safety and animal welfare considerations, while also achieving improved shed efficiency and good wool quality outcomes.

The design was developed following extensive industry consultation and reviews of existing working sheds. Further design refinements were made following multiples trials.

This design provides positive outcomes for the shearing team, the wool producer and the sheep.

Floor Plan - 'Arrow Park' Shearing Shed PDF (1.15Mb)

Six Stand Shearing Shed, Technical Drawings PDF (3.7Mb)

AWI Shearing Shed and Consultation Project: