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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Submission to the Senate Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology

FinTech, RegTech and AgTech provide substantial opportunities for Australia’s wool industry through digital and financial innovations that could lead to transformational efficiencies for businesses throughout the wool industry pipeline. WoolProducers supports the opportunities outlined in the issues paper for Australia to prepare for and take advantage of potential benefits that can be achieved through opportunistic approaches to development of these technologies. These opportunities may be either incremental or transformational in nature, and will require sufficient support so that industry can reap the rewards of positive innovation in X-Tech.

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WoolProducers AGM – New director welcomed

The WoolProducers AGM was held on 14 November, 2019 where new independent director, Mrs Stacey Lugsdin, was welcomed to the WoolProducers board of directors. Mrs Lugsdin is a woolgrower from Hay, NSW and has completed both the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Australian Rural Leadership programs.

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