Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Issue cover

Editor: E.H. Lawson

Cover picture: Fleece measurement in progress at a Department of Agriculture shearing school. The Department conducts 10 schools a year, each of two weeks duration, to give a sound training for young shearers. They are held in Elders’ shearing shed at South Fremantle. The routine illustrated on our cover is followed by Merino stud breeders who use fleece measurement as an aid to ram selection, to draw wool samples for further testing in the Department of Agriculture’s Wool Testing Laboratory in South Perth. The Department’s Flock Testing Service is becoming increasingly popular with stud breeders.


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