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TAS Country : October 14th 2010
12 Tasmanian Country Friday, October 15, 2010 News TIME WARP: Greg Hazlewood in The Mercury in 1985. Click go the family shears STAR: Josh Hazlewood JENNIFER CRAWLEY LOOKING BACK: Stan Hazlewood in The Mercury in 1965. CLICK still go the shears for a third generation of gun shearers from Whiteford. Josh Hazlewood, 15, flew to Hay in New South Wales this week to represent Tas- mania in a national quick shear competition. Josh's father Greg and grandfather Stan Hazle- wood were gun shearers in their youth and are still shearing. Shearing is in the Hazle- wood blood. Josh's grandmother Francis Hazlewood is a wool classer. Greg Hazlewood shears around the Bothwell area. Greg featured on the front page of the Mercury when he sheared 200 sheep at the age of 16 in 1985. Stan Hazlewood shears around the Whiteford area and he featured in the same newspaper in 1965. Now it's Josh's turn. The Hazlewoods live on a small property at Whiteford between Baden and Woodsdale, and Josh attends Oatlands District School. ''I haven't been shearing for very long,'' Josh said. ''I have to go to school.'' Josh said he was keen to get a building apprentice- ship, but if that didn't happen he would go shear- ing. ''I'll probably start off with my Dad,'' he said. ''I just find it interesting, I've been around it all my life.'' Quick shear compe- titions are judged on second cuts, handling and the time it takes to shear the sheep. Josh's time is about one minute and 20 seconds. He shears in the summer holidays, mainly Merino sheep. Josh has competed in learners' competitions at the Melton Mowbray Ro- deo, at the Scottsdale, Campbell Town and Hamil- ton shows and in the Fingal Valley. He was presented with the 2010 sports shear learner of the year at a shearing dinner at Orford, where it was announced he would represent Tasmania in the national competition. Call us on 13 10 80 or read how other farmers have benefited from sound Waratah advice at www.onesteelwaratah.com.au Registered trademark of OneSteel Wire Pty Limited, Ingall Street, Mayfield, NSW 2304. ABN 59 000 010 873. ONE1402/TC The Australian livestock and crop markets are surging, which means asset reliability is critical. One of the best ways to ensure your operation keeps up with the boom is to invest in quality Waratah products. For over 125 years, Waratah products have built a reputation as being a sound and reliable investment for rural Australia. Fro premium GalStar post range, through to the Longlife Blue colour fence wire products, Waratah will conti be a solid asset for the future of your business. Talk to the fencing experts at Waratah today about fencing solutions that fit your business investment strat o o o o om mo ourr m m iiinue to n tt tegies. eg
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