WoolProducers Australia produces an annual review to ensure our members, stakeholders and the broader community is kept up to date on issues affecting the Australian wool industry.
The 2014 WoolProducers Australia Annual Review can be found in .pdf form here
E-zine to follow shortly!
E Zine version (turn pages online)
If you would like a hard copy of the 2010 annual review please phone the WPA office on 02 6227 4455
Sheep Health and Welfare Update
Tips and Tools
Following are a number of publications, which provide handy information and advice for producers.
Lice Fact Sheet
Lice is one of the top 3 endemic conditions affecting sheep in Australia and costs the national sheep industry in excess of $123 million annually. WoolProducers Australia has developed a fact sheet to help producers manage lice.
Alternatives to Diazinon
In May 2007, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority discontinued the use of chemicals containing diazinon to control lice in sheep using plunge and shower dipping, or jetting. As a result WoolProducers AUstralia and other key stakeholders developed a fact sheet to provide producers with up to date information on lice control options.
Shedding Fibre Sheep
As a result of an increased number of producers running exotic sheep breeds, the risk of white wool contamination from pigmented and highly medullated fibre to Australian wool clip has also increased. WoolProducers Australia has prepared a guide to help producers mitigate the risk of contamination from shedding fibre sheep.