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Premiums for non-mulesed wool rising, discounts for undeclared lines

Sheep Central, 20 October 2017

PREMIUMS for non-mulesed wool sold in Australian auctions are rising and becoming substantial for some Merino wool, according to data released by the Australian Wool Exchange.

Ceased Mulesing loophole closed with National Wool Declaration change

Sheep Central, 18 September 2017

THE Australian Wool Exchange has moved to close a loophole in the National Wool Declaration’s definition of ‘Ceased Mulesing’ after its recent NWD review.

Superfine wool growers adopt policy encouraging an end to mulesing

Sheep Central, 23 August 2017

AUSTRALIA’S superfine wool growers have adopted a policy encouraging the ultimate removal of the need for mulesing.

Superfine wool growers wrestle with animal welfare and mulesing

Terry Sim, 14 August 2017

VICTORIAN superfine wool grower Noel Henderson has turned down leadership of the sector’s peak grower body as the sector struggles to reach a consensus on an animal welfare and mulesing policy.

AWI is “walking away from’ market for non-mulesed wool – Keniry

Terry Sim, 02 August 2017

FORMER Australian Wool Innovation board member, AWEX and Sheep CRC chairman John Keniry has joined calls for a sheep industry-wide policy on mulesing and animal welfare, and believed AWI is “walking away from” the market for non-mulesed wool.

Australian superfine wool growers asked to support ‘cease mulesing’ policy

Terry Sim, 24 July 2017

AUSTRALIA’S superfine wool growers are being asked to consider supporting a ‘cease mulesing’ policy. Seven years after the passing of the industry’s ill-fated 2010 mulesing ban deadline, Sheep Central has been told the Australian Superfine Wool Growers Association executive is canvassing membership support for a ‘cease mulesing’ clause in an animal welfare policy.

Industry support for Australian Sheep Sustainability Framework

Terry Sim, 21 July 2017

AUSTRALIAN sheep meat leaders are reviewing strategies to manage a range of risks to the sector, including mulesing, before starting work on an industry-wide sustainability framework.

MLA board stands behind Norton despite AWI mulesing comment criticism

Terry Sim, 20 July 2017

‘SHOOTING the messenger’ to stifle industry discussions on mulesing has not worked for Australian Innovation chairman Wal Merriman this time.
Meat and Livestock Australia managing director Richard Norton confirmed today the MLA board has stood behind him and his recent mulesing and sheep welfare strategy comments, despite complaints from the AWI leader.

Tell the mulesing welfare story, but recognise the consumer is king

Terry Sim, 17 July 2017

SHEEP breeders at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show at the weekend were told the consumer is king and that they just need to tell meat and wool consumers why they mules their animals.

Sheep meat body states mulesing policy, with pain relief as best practice

Terry Sim, 06 July 2017

AUSTRALIA’S peak sheep meat body has re-iterated its “established” policy that mulesing be phased out as soon as practical, after its producers were recently told they were “very exposed” on the issue.