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Young seminar to outline non-mulesed wool aspects

Sheep Central, June 20, 2022

SheepMetriX consultant Sally Martin.

SHEEP producers considering non-mulesed wool production will have the management impacts and market opportunities outlined at a seminar in Young, New South Wales, next week.

Sheep consultancy SheepMetriX will host the ‘Transitioning to Non-Mules Seminar’ on 29 June, with the support of WoolProducers Australia and Meat & Livestock Australia.

Industry speakers, market analysts and SheepMetriX director Sally Martin will cover the following topics in the seminar:

  • Breeding and management options;
  • Assessing where your flock currently is;
  • Find out what chemicals are still working;
  • Pain relief options, benefits and how to access;
  • Market trends, feedback and opportunities for both wool and meat; and
  • Provide a pathway to assist transition and maintain your own flock as non mules.

Participants will also hear from a range of breeders who have recently ceased mulesing through to breeders who stopped 10-plus years ago. The growers will share their experiences, approaches and key learnings.

The program will also include the preliminary results from a MLA Producer Demonstration Project – the South West Slopes group demonstration sites:

  • Sire evaluation (low and high breech wrinkle sire groups);
  • Tail docking methods and
  • Breech wrinkle scoring methods.

Click here to review the seminar program and for further information on the Sheep MetriX website.

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