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WoolProducers working to keep the wool industry going

WoolProducers has been working to keep the wool industry running through the COVID-19 pandemic by initiating whole-of-industry meetings to inform advocacy activities and develop industry policies and guidance. The ultimate goal has been to ensure that woolgrowers and the industry can continue to produce, harvest and transact wool for the longest time possible.

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WoolProducers welcomes sensible decision on the National Wool Declaration

WoolProducers welcomes AWEX's announcement that they have accepted recommendations from the Industry Services Advisory Committee, which include the definition of mulesing and non-mulesed remaining unchanged, reformating ceased mulsing to reduce errors, and replacing the mulseing status code 'PR' (pain relief) with 'AA' (analgesic and/or anaesthetic).

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Current Program Involvement

National Sheep Health Monitoring Project

The National Sheep Health Monitoring Project (NSHMP) is a joint project with Animal Health Australia, WoolProducers and Sheepmeat Council. The project commenced in 2007 to monitor lines of adult sheep in abattoirs for animal health conditions...

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National Wild Dog Action Plan

WoolProducers Australia has brought together critical industry stakeholders to develop a national action plan to combat the economic and personal devastation caused by wild dogs across rural Australia.

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COVID-19

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Health – View all

National Sheep Health Declaration

The National Sheep Health Declaration was revised in 2019. Producers are strongly encouraged to use a National Sheep Health Declaration to provide information about the health status of their flocks. Buyers should always ask for a copy of the National Sheep Health Declaration and use the information provided to determine the health risks associated with the animals offered for sale. Access the National Sheep Health Declaration here.

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Welfare – View all

Safety and Sheep Welfare Poster

...'IN THIS SHEARING OPERATION, SAFETY AND SHEEP WELFARE ARE A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY. GOOD COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CONTRACTORS, SHEARING TEAMS AND GROWERS IS ESSENTIAL'...

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Australian Animal Welfare Standards & Guidelines

The states and territories are working to develop and implement nationally consistent animal welfare standards and guidelines...

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Biosecurity – View all

National Farm Biosecurity Reference Manual

‘The National Farm Biosecurity Reference Manual – Grazing Livestock Production is an important tool for meeting our shared responsibility for biosecurity...

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Farm Biosecurity Resources

Farm biosecurity is a set of measures designed to protect a property from the entry and spread of pests, diseases and weeds...

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Wool – View all

Shed safety campaign focuses on cutting out drug and alcohol misuse

Woolgrowers, shearing contractors and members of shearing teams are reminded of their responsibility to maintain a drug and alcohol free shed, as part of a new industry-wide initiative to improve shed safety. The shearing industry stakeholder group has developed a number resources including a shearing shed poster to communicate the expectations of all shed workers, to meet their safety obligations.

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WoolProducers Australia ‘Raising the Baa’ Leadership in Agriculture Program

WoolProducers Australia (WoolProducers) has identified a gap in industry representative capacity building within the Australian wool industry...

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