Stock Handling & Animal Welfare

Agnostic AWI omits non-mulesed details to ‘promote all wool’

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has admitted it collaborated with brands committed to using non-mulesing wool, while defending its deliberate omission of this from promotional material and information to growers…Read More

Terry Sim, October 2, 2020

Animal welfare bodies lobby brands and consumers on mulesing

ANIMAL welfare bodies FOUR PAWS and Humane Society International have stepped up their campaigns against mulesing by publishing the names of brands and retailers opposing the sheep flystrike preventative procedure and appealing for consumer support…Read More

Sheep Central, October 2, 2020

It’s not too late for mulesing with pain relief – Olsson

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation should host more international brands and retailers to showcase the industry’s mulesing-based production system, according to New South Wales wool grower Chick Olsson…Read More

Terry Sim, October 2, 2020

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

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