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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Lower wool volumes mean reduced income for woolgrowers

MEDIA RELEASE WoolProducers strongly believe that half of a percent is better in growers' pockets in order to rebuild their own businesses when the season changes, rather than in the coffers of AWI, whose recent media statements of a 36 per cent reduction in income if a lower levy is voted in misses the fact that their own levy payers are the ones who will miss out financially.

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Bipartisan support of TPP-11 important for Australian wool exports

MEDIA RELEASE WoolProducers is calling for bipartisan support of enabling legislation for TPP-11 in the Senate. Passing the legislation will enable early ratification of TPP-11, which will benefit Australian wool growers through continued market accessibility.

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