The New Zealand Shearing Contractors Association (NZSCA) has developed the ShearNZ programme in response to proactive shearing businesses, farmers and the wider wool industry. The ShearNZ quality programme encourages and recognises excellence in the operations of wool harvesting businesses.
Seed funding to develop this programme has been provided from residual wool levies, managed by Beef + Lamb New Zealand. The programme will be self-funding with ShearNZ Accredited Operators paying a minimal fee based on their gross business turnover. This structure will also provide the mechanics for future industry initiatives as deemed necessary and achievable.