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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

MJ Bale experiment

Australian menswear retailer M.J. Bale has announced five-year agreement with a Tasmanian-based wool farm. Ragtrader | January 15, 2020 The 116-year-old conservationist-led farm, Kingston, will be secured as a supplier for the brand. The agreement includes the exclusive supply of [...]

Introducing new dung beetles to reduce flies

Dung beetles at work Introducing new dung beetles to reduce flies The Land | Sharon O'Keefe | January 14, 2020 Swallowed a few flies this summer? Australian scientists are looking to introduce new species of dung beetle, hoping to decrease fly populations exacerbated by [...]

Shaun the Sheep

Click the picture to see the video The Woolmark Company = Australian wool growers money. Can any see any reference to Australian merino? Shaun the Sheep The Land | Lucy Kinbacher |  January 8, 2020 Australian wool has joined forces with one of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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