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 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…

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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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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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