Planning to move to non-mulesed?

Planning to move to non-mulesed?

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Advertiser content: A new AWI report that is intended to assist woolgrowers in planning to move to a non-mulesed Merino enterprise is available in hard copy and online.

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A new AWI report that is intended to assist woolgrowers in planning to move to a non-mulesed Merino enterprise is available in hard copy and online.

The 16-page report outlines the key learnings from a number of woolgrowing enterprises, from a diverse range of environments and Merino types, that have moved to a non-mulesed enterprise.

While mulesing has been shown to reduce breech strike by 90%, in 2016/17 7% of the Australian Merino clip (less than 24.5 microns) was declared as non-mulesed through AWEX’s National Wool Declaration. Moving to a non-mulesed enterprise isn’t easy, however there is a trend to non-mulesed wool.

Key learnings to keep in mind from these businesses when considering a move to a non-mulesed Merino enterprise include:

It is important to have a detailed plan in place that has the support of everyone in your business – including staff, contractors, shearers, livestock agents and ram suppliers.

The business needs to be brave, organised and determined to make it work in the early years.

Moving to a non-mulesed enterprise often requires fundamental change to the whole business.

The manual is available at www.wool.com/ flystrikelatest or request a free hard copy version from the AWI Helpline on 1800 070 099.

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