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Merino breeders and processors oppose wool declaration changes

Giovanni Schneider (and daughters) Mark Murphy, Karbullah Poll Merinos Norm & Pip Smith, Glenwood Merinos Merino breeders and processor oppose wool declaration changes Sheep Central |Terry Sim | January 20, 2020 NON-MULESED Merino sheep breeders and an international processor have this week come out [...]

2020-01-21T18:08:57+10:30January 21st, 2020|Animal Welfare, Mulesing|0 Comments

AWEX proposes two non-mulesed categories on wool declaration

Mark Grave, CEO, AWEX AWEX proposes two non-mulesed categories on wool declaration Sheep Central | Terry Sim | January 15, 2020 WOOL from sheep treated with freeze branding will be defined in an alternative ‘non-mulesed’ category under a proposal by [...]

2020-01-21T18:15:08+10:30January 17th, 2020|Animal Welfare, Mulesing|0 Comments

Australia will struggle to supply enough non-mulesed wool

Nigel Kerin: Wool grower NSW Australia will struggle to supply enough non-mulesed wool Sheep Central| Terry Sim | December 21, 2019 At the 2019 Australian Wool Innovation annual general meeting AWI chief executive officer Stuart McCullough pushed back against a suggestion it do more on non-mulesed wool marketing. Referring to an [...]

Victoria to Mandate Mulesing Pain Relief

Jaclyn Symes Victorian Minister for Agriculture Victoria first to Mandate Pail Relief for Mulesing Sheep Central | Terry Sim | December 17, 2019 VICTORIAN sheep producers who surgically mules their animals without pain relief can now be fined more than $3300 under new regulations [...]

2020-01-21T15:17:02+10:30December 16th, 2019|Animal Welfare, Mulesing|0 Comments

Superfine wool leader backs growers’ rights on mulesing

Danny Picker, ASWGA President Superfine wool leader backs growers’ rights on mulesing Sheep Central | Terry Sim | December 13, 2019 AUSTRALIAN superfine wool grower leader Danny Picker has renewed support for Merino flock owners to decide individual best practice animal welfare for their flocks, [...]

2020-01-21T15:17:48+10:30December 13th, 2019|Animal Welfare, Mulesing, News and Opinion|0 Comments

Pain Relief Gold Standard Required

Dr Andrew Whale Pain Relief, Gold Standard Required Sheep Central | James Nason | November 20, 2019 RESEARCH to identify a ‘gold standard’ for sheep pain relief should be fast-tracked to enable producers to effectively compare the available pain relief products, a Victorian veterinarian [...]

Freeze mulesing

Freeze mulesing Sheep Central, November 6, 2019 6 November 2019-The latest procedure touted as an alternative to mulesing, developed by Victorian vet Dr Steinfort, is not the solution says leading animal welfare groups, Humane Society International (HSI) and FOUR PAWS. [...]

Authentico – Brands force Change on mulesing

Brands force Authentico scheme to drop wool from mulesed flocks Sheep Central | Terry Sim | October 16, 2019 AUSTRALIA’S arm of international luxury fibre processor The Schneider Group has decided to accept only wool from non-mulesed or ceased mulesed flocks for branding under its Authentico integrity scheme. The Authentico scheme was launched last [...]

Mulesing Ban Risks Millions of Sheep

Mulesing Ban Risks Millions of Sheep - NSW Farmers Farmonline | Vernon Graham | October 2, 2019 The NSW Farmers Association says a new push to ban mulesing in the state would put millions of sheep at risk. Legislation to ban mulesing in NSW has been introduced into the State Parliament by the Animal [...]

2020-01-21T15:56:33+10:30October 3rd, 2019|Animal Welfare, Mulesing|0 Comments