Guidelines, Standards, Codes, Record Keeping

The ‘Guidelines’ and  ‘Codes of Practice’ listed on this page form the basis of the required animal welfare standards for NewMerino® Certified Growers. It must be stressed however that these are minimum standards for NewMerino® and in a number of areas NewMerino® standards exceed the Code of Practice.

for example: mulesing of sheep at any age is not permitted.

Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Sheep | Edition One  Version One  Endorsed Januaty 2016 | Animal Health Australia

A Producers Guide to Sheep Husbandry Practices – Published by Meat and Livestock Australia Limited June 2013

The Responsible Wool Standard certification details

  1. Standard
  2. Farmers Guide Book

Chemical use records:

New record keeping requirements apply to individuals who treat stock animals (i.e. any animal used as or to produce food for humans) using a veterinary chemical product that is classified as a Schedule 4 Poison or any animal health product which has a withholding period. Visit the Agriculture Victoria web site for details

Chemical Storage Check List :

Click the Agriculture Victoria logo to view or download checklist  to assist in developing a suitable chemical storage facility on your farm.

Record Keeping

It is a requirement of the Responsible Wool Standard that good farm records are kept.

The following templates are designed to assist farmers set up an appropriate record keeping system.