March 16, 2016

 

7 ways to make a great speech if you manage to win this weekend!

 

We’ve all heard the mumbling from the podium, and the thanks to the ladies in the lunchroom (they are important, don’t forget them) – but to make your speech one people will enjoy listening to as much as...

March 16, 2016

 

I remember watching a play over 15 years ago about a young shearer who was doing really well in a board race, when he fell apart. He was listening to music on headphones, and he threw them off. Someone, probably the woolhandler, said to him, something along the lines...

March 16, 2016

Shearers as we know are among the most elite of endurance athletes –  exercising by working every day.

 

Exercise increases the need for sleep – to allow for numerous biochemical processes, including muscle recovery and effects on the sympathetic nervous system (the hea...

March 16, 2016

Are you super hot at work at the moment? I've worked out eleven ways you can keep cool in the heat - but I want to know what you think.

 

*Please note this is to keep cool, not as a treatment for overheating.

 

1. Changing your wet singlets often - at comb changes if nece...

March 16, 2016

 

Now the Golden Shears is over, the winners are all tucked up in bed with their ribbons, and it's just another week in the sheds. I'm guessing you want to hit the podium again, or if you missed, you are desperate to hit the limelight - I want to see you there, that's f...

January 26, 2016

 

 

Welcome to Shear Pace!

 

Sheep shearing is a much maligned industry.  The historical view of shearers, especially in New Zealand has been that they are rough, tough, hard drinking and often of a low class.  I have heard stories of people shearing all day in the UK and...

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