Stock Handling & Animal Welfare

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

Dubbo wool broker makes mulesing declaration compulsory

AUSTRALIA’S wool brokers are being urged to support the initiative of Dubbo company Macdonald and Co to make National Wool Declaration a condition of sale for all grower-owned and classed clips…Read More

Terry Sim, January 13, 2020

Wool growers urged to seek assistance after bushfires

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s general manager of research, Dr Jane Littlejohn, has urged wool growers not to be silent if they needed assistance after recent bushfires…Read More

Sheep Central, January 13, 2020

This Hand says don’t give consumers reasons not to buy wool

GIVING consumers a reason 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…Read More

Terry Sim, December 20, 2019

National sheep and livestock EID system under consideration

PROPOSALS to implement and fund the electronic identification of all livestock across Australia, including sheep and goats, are being considered by peak bodies and state farming organisations…Read More

Terry Sim, December 18, 2019

Victoria is first to mandate pain relief when mulesing sheep

VICTORIAN sheep producers who surgically mules their animals without pain relief can now be fined more than $3300 under new regulations that came into force today…Read More

Terry Sim, December 17, 2019

Heatwave warnings go out for people and livestock

AUSTRALIA’S Bureau of Meteorology is reminding communities to remain alert to risks posed by heatwaves, as a week of extreme temperatures starts to impact large parts of south-eastern Australia…Read More

Sheep Central, December 18, 2019

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