Welcome to the New Zealand Shearing Contractors Association Website.

Throughout the website you will find information about the organisations, information on membership benefits, history of the Association and much more.


If you have any questions or would like to become a member please contact us.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to unify the Shearing Contractors of New Zealand by providing relevant, timely, practical information that affects their businesses in a cost efficient way.

We aim to be a voice for the industry in appropriate arenas, advocating sensibly to governance bodies and assisting in relevant industry initiatives, industry training and utilizing our leverage as a body to the benefit of our members.


Covid-19 Documents - Essential Services

As you know shearing has been identified as an essential service by MPI as necessary on an animal welfare basis. If at some point over the next 4 weeks of lock down, you think your farmer clients may have shearing or crutching work that is essential then please register your business with MPI before 5pm this Friday 27th. If you register with MPI this does not mean that this is a business as usual period. Going to a worksite can only be undertaken from an animal welfare perspective. We have developed a set of Covid-19 operating procedures, a declaration form and Famer declaration form and they are attached below. They are very prescriptive, as the focus has been on protecting you and your people. At all times be sensible and take care.  

To achieve our mission we strive to:

  • Bring the Shearing Contractors of New Zealand together to create unity and understanding within our industry,
  • Negotiate and communicate with all entities that affect our business.
  • Keep our Members fully informed on all current issues that may benefit them.
  • Provide sound, practical, professional advice.
  • Maintain a network of contacts and mentors throughout New Zealand.
  • Enable each individual member participate in the benefits of a strong group of like minded employers





Unite against covid-19


NZSCA, Tahi Ngatāhi + Farmstrong


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We’ve got some good news to share with you.

NZSCA and Tahi Ngātahi have just formed a new partnership with Farmstrong and we have been busy looking at options on how we could work together.

We're rapt to share the first piece of piece of activity with you which is a co-branded video.

We have other footage we will use in the future to create more clips, but this is a great start.

The Farmstrong team love it and so do we.


Tahi Ngātahi is an online training platform for everyone working in and around the woolshed.

Tahi Ngātahi is a new online learning platform that uses video clips to pass on skills and safety tips to farmers, shearing contractors and their employees so they can run a safe and productive wool harvest.

It’s a joint initiative between the NZ Shearing Contractors’ Association (NZSCA), Federated Farmers, Worksafe NZ and ACC.

Tahi Ngātahi is designed to make life better for woolshed workers, farmers and shearing contractors. All parts of our industry have come together, to create something that makes us all safer, our careers longer, and to help us look out for each other in the shed.

It makes health and safety training accessible, part of ‘business as usual’ and a team effort. Over 800 farmers, shearers and wool handlers have signed up since it was launched in 2018.

NZSCA Promotional Video