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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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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New thinking around mulesing is a must if the industry is to retain the practice

WPA reminds growers that haven't yet voted in this year's AWI director elections to make sure have their say. Unless attending the meeting in person, all votes are to be received by AWI by 10am Wednesday 20 November. To seriously address the issues around mulesing, WPA encourages growers to vote for Dr Holmes, Dr Hocking-Edwards and Mr Henderson.

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