Mel Armstrong grew up in the shearing sheds in Gilgandra, a regional town in central west NSW where sheep and beef cattle are raised.
She has memories of her grandfather keeping the mood in the shearing sheds light, singing and yodelling.
Days shearing start early around 5 am until 5 pm in the afternoon with a one hour break for lunch.
Shearers can earn between $350 to $1000 per day.
You’ll find Mel in the Wool and Sheep Pavilion at The Sydney Royal Easter Show. There are 5 shearing shows a day.
You’ll find the showtimes on The Sydney Royal Easter Show app.
Listen to our Women in Agriculture podcast on The Easter Show & Tell Podcast Series.