Tri-Solfen creators sign $18m deal to tap $350m-plus pain relief market

Sheep Central, 05 April 2017

GLOBAL registration of the Australian pain relief and wound treatment product Tri-Solfen will be fast-tracked after the signing of an A$18 million share capital and licensing deal with English company Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC.

First American flock certified under Responsible Wool Standard

Terry Sim, 03 April 2017

THE first American sheep farm to be certified to produce wool under Textile Exchange’s Responsible Wool Standard — Imperial Stock Ranch – is a seasoned ‘farm-to-fork’ and ‘ranch to runway’ performer.

Productivity Commission says Australia needs a national animal welfare agency

Sheep Central, 29 March 2017

The Productivity Commission has been accused of ignoring significant industry and Government efforts to achieve world-leading animal welfare standards in Australian agriculture, and favouring skewed welfare group policies to solve problems that don’t actually exist.

Western Australia appoints experienced animal welfare leader

Sheep Central, 21 March 2017

FORMER World Organisation for Animal Health director Sarah Kahn will lead the team overseeing Western Australia’s animal welfare regulatory changes.

Vic farmer convicted for sheep cruelty

Sheep Central, 09 March 2017

A 45-year-old Murtoa man has pleaded guilty to 14 aggravated cruelty charges in relation to his sheep.

South Australian shearer banned for two years after PETA-inspired probe + VIDEO

Terry Sim, 12 December 2016

A SOUTH Australian shearer has effectively been banned from shearing sheep or being in charge of any farm animal in Victoria for two years, after pleading guilty to four animal cruelty offences relating to shearing in a north west Victorian shearing shed three years ago.

Call for national abattoir CCTV monitoring and Echuca plant closure

Terry Sim, 24 November 2016

ANIMALS Australia has called for closed circuit television camera monitoring in abattoirs nationally after troubled Echuca processor Riverside Meats agreed to install CCTV and have it independently monitored.

Echuca abattoir under investigation after cruelty complaints + VIDEO

Terry Sim, 23 November 2016

MEAT regulator PrimeSafe has sanctioned Echuca abattoir Riverside Meats over worker treatment of sheep, calves and pigs after the release of video evidence by Animals Australia.

Responsible Wool Standard gets AWEX nod, but first RWS clips likely offshore

Terry Sim, 30 September 2016

TEXTILE Exchange’s Responsible Wool Standard has gained registration as a quality assurance scheme with wool services provider the Australian Wool Exchange, but the first RWS-accredited clips are likely to come from overseas growers.

Wool mulesing discounts to come ‘sooner than later’ as non-mulesed orders increase

Terry Sim, 02 September 2016

SUBSTANTIAL discounts will be applied to Australian wool from mulesed sheep “sooner than later” unless the industry implements a plan to phase out the flystrike preventative practice, according to Italian processors.