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.