Sheep Welfare

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.

Safety and Sheep Welfare Poster

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

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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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National Primary Industries RD&E Framework

The National Primary Industries RD&E Framework was developed with the direct purpose to ‘facilitate greater coordination among...

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No AWI EGM required after negotiations

WoolProducers is pleased that the wool industry will avoid a contentious Extraordinary General Meeting on issues affecting the operations of Australian Wool Innovation.

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Submission to the Technical Reference Panel on the Heat Stress Risk Assessment for live sheep exports

WoolProducers continues to support the live export of sheep contingent on adherence to animal welfare standards underpinned by science. WPA's recommendations in this submission are based on the findings of the Technical Advisory Group formed to review scientific evidence that shows the trade of live sheep to the Middle East can continue.

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