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Australia has a sheep shearer shortage: Is this the job for you?

If you’re looking for a tough job which pays well, you may be in luck.

Our friends in the bush are in need of more sheep shearers due to a boom in demand for wool.

With only 4,000 shearers tending to 70 million Aussie sheep, they need you.

Six-time Australian shearer of the year, Ian Elkins, joins Ben Fordham.

“We do need more hands on deck out in the bush.

“You need a good ticker, good hand-eye coordination. You can travel all around this lovely country we live in.”

Ian says it takes about 12 months to become a competent shearer and the training can be tough.

“It’s not suited to everyone. They’ll soon know whether they’re suited to it, Ben.”

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