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 [...]

Merino breeders and processors oppose wool declaration changes2020-03-16T21:42:07+10:30

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 [...]

AWEX proposes two non-mulesed categories on wool declaration2020-03-16T21:44:19+10:30

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 [...]

Australia will struggle to supply enough non-mulesed wool2020-03-15T15:08:38+10:30

Giving Consumers reasons not to buy wool.

Matt Hand, CEO, Australian Council of Exporters Sheep Central | Terry Sim | December 21, 2019 GIVING consumers reasons not to buy wool, despite the fibre’s positives, only succeeds in reducing global wool consumption, especially from Australia, according to Australian exporter leader Matt Hand. As PETA’s launches an anti-wool Christmas campaign and [...]

Giving Consumers reasons not to buy wool.2020-03-15T15:08:38+10:30

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 [...]

Victoria to Mandate Mulesing Pain Relief2020-03-15T15:08:38+10:30

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, [...]

Superfine wool leader backs growers’ rights on mulesing2020-03-15T15:08:38+10:30

AWEX and Freeze Branding

Mark Grave, CEO AWEX Martin Oppenheimer Mark Murphy Karbullah Poll Merino Non-Mulesed reaction to Freeze Branding Sheep Central | Terry Sim | December 9, 2019 AWEX is maintaining silence on its position on sheep freeze branding as some Merino breeders mount a campaign opposing [...]

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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 [...]

Pain Relief Gold Standard Required2020-03-15T15:08:38+10:30

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. [...]

Freeze mulesing2020-03-15T15:08:38+10:30

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 [...]

Authentico – Brands force Change on mulesing2020-03-15T15:08:39+10:30