Sheep Health

WoolProducers is the only wool industry member of Animal Health Australia (AHA) and is responsible for the expenditure of levy collected under the Australian Animal Health Council (Live-stock Industries) Funding Act 1996 in the area of animal health, welfare and biosecurity on behalf of the wool industry.

WPA’s relationship with AHA requires an over-sighting/decision making role regarding the spending of wool industry health and welfare levies. This involves an oversight and check in relation to two important components: The Sheep Industry Trust Fund (SITF) and Wool Industry Reserves.

WPA, like all members pay an annual subscription fee to AHA for core subscription funded programs and the WPA Board is responsible for the direction of levies to fund special funded programs.

National Ovine Johnes Disease Management Plan 2013-2018 Review

Commencing 29 January 2018, WPA and SPA are seeking input from the sheep and wool industry on the future management of OJD in Australia.

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FMD Real Time Training – Nepal 2018

The Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water has entered into an agreement with the European Commission for the Control of…

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Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement (EADRA)

The Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement (‘the Agreement’ or EADRA) is a unique contractual arrangement signed in 2002 that...

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Johne’s Disease

Johne’s disease (JD) is an incurable, infectious wasting disease affecting various species of animal. It can result in significant...

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AWI Director Elections – an important way for wool growers to have their say

This year is an important year for woolgrowers to have their say in their representation of levy expenditure via the Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) director elections.

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Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural Protection) Bill 2019

WoolProducers supports the Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural Protection) Bill 2019 (‘the Bill’) and its intent to strengthen the protections for Australian farmers against the conduct of those who incite trespass or other property offences on agricultural land. The increasing incidence of vandalism and trespass conducted by animal rights activists pose significant risks to rigorous business practices that are implemented by producers, including animal welfare and biosecurity measures.

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