Stock Handling & Animal Welfare

Merino wool growers – it’s time to prepare for the recovery

NOW is the time for Merino producers to prepare for the industry’s recovery and produce sheep that can be accredited as non-mulesed, don’t require heavy chemical use and grow high quality premium-priced wool, according to Natasha Favaloro…Read More

Sheep Central, September 28, 2020

Search on for NSW growers mulesing sheep without pain relief

NEW South Wales wool growers who mules sheep without pain relief are being sought to test current animal cruelty legislation, following the failure of a bill aimed at regulating mulesing in the state…Read More

Terry Sim, September 25, 2020

NSW wool producers reject proposed mulesing ban in 2022

NEW South Wale’s wool industry was not ready or willing for mulesing to be banned within 18 months, a NSW parliamentary inquiry heard yesterday…Read More

Terry Sim, August 12, 2020

Mandate pain relief, but don’t ban mulesing in NSW – AWGA

NATIONAL producer body, the Australian Wool Growers Association, supports mandating pain relief when mulesing sheep in New South Wales, but rejects a proposed ban on the flystrike preventative practice in the state…Read More

Sheep Central, July 24, 2020

NSW farmers urged to speak up on sheep mulesing ban bill

NEW South Wales sheep producers have been urged to have their say in an Upper House inquiry on whether to mandate pain relief for mulesing and/or ban the flystrike prevention practice in the state…Read More

Terry Sim, July 13, 2020

Victorian mulesing contractors advised to give and bill pain relief

VICTORIAN mulesing contractors have been advised to carry the pain relief product Tri-Solfen for use if producers don’t supply it…Read More

Terry Sim, July 10, 2020

Global non-mulesed wool standard makes restocking concession

A GROUP of non-mulesed wool growers in drought-stricken New South Wales and Queensland have been given approval to restock with mulesed sheep without losing their Responsible Wool Standard status…Read More

Terry Sim, May 22, 2020

NSW wool grower urges AWI to promote non-mulesed production

NEW South Wales wool grower Jim Gordon puts his case for Australian Wool Innovation to urge Merino breeders to move to plain-bodied sheep to remove the need for mulesing…Read More

Sheep Central, April 27, 2020

South Australian shearer pleads guilty to sheep cruelty charges

A SOUTH Australian sheep shearer pleaded guilty to two charges of animal cruelty in the Horsham Magistrate’s Court this week…Read More

Sheep Central, February 28, 2020

Monaro Stationhand Challenge background details released

MORE details on the inaugural Monaro Stationhand Challenge next week have been released so contestants know what they are getting into and can prepare for the unique event…Read More

Sheep Central, February 28, 2020

Delegate plans first Monaro Stationhand Challenge

STATION hands of all ages will get to test their skills for a cash and prize pool valued at $2500 in the inaugural Monaro Stationhand Challenge at the Delegate show in March…Read More

Terry Sim, January 24, 2020

Merino breeders and processor oppose wool declaration changes

NON-MULESED Merino sheep breeders and an international processor have this week come out in opposition to proposed changes to Australia’s National Wool Declaration…Read More

Terry Sim, January 20, 2020

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