If you like working outdoors with animals then the sheep and wool sector could be for you.
Australia has in excess of 110 million sheep or roughly 10% of the world sheep population and sheep and wool production has always been a major Australian rural industry. Australia is one of the world's premier producers of high quality clothing wool.
Australia's sheepmeat sector has developed hand-in-hand with the success of the wool sector. But rather than being just a by-product of wool production, sheepmeat continues to make a valuable contribution to the economy in its own right. Australia and New Zealand dominate the world's lamb and mutton trade, and well over half the world's supply of merino wool is produced in Australia.
Competent and skilled people are required in the sector including stationhands, farmhands, stockmen and managers.