Western Queensland shearing contractors battle labour shortages and rain delays

Sally Gall
By Sally Gall
July 27 2022 - 6:00am
Dave Grant, Longreach, leads one of the NGS teams at work in western Queensland, this one at the five-stand Teviot shed near Winton. Picture: Sally Gall

'Getting the job done' is how shearing contractors and wool representatives describe the 2022 western Queensland winter shearing season as they battle to overcome unprecedented labour shortages and rain delays not seen for many years.

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Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications.

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