Sheep Producers Australia has endorsed a change in the industry definition of lamb to be the same as the New Zealand definition. The new definition is ‘young sheep under 12 months of age or which do not have any permanent incisor teeth in wear’.
The Australian sheep production sector supports the live sheep export trade with improvements. This trade is a vital plank in the whole sheep production sector particularly in Western Australia. Farmers were appalled and saddened at the footage shown given animal welfare is a priority for them at all times.
Sheep Producers Australia (SPA) is the peak industry organisation for sheep and lamb producers. SPA works to enhance the industry’s productivity, profitability and sustainability by representing all producers through the development of strong policy that focuses on producer needs.
Sheep Producers Australia (SPA) is responsible for oversight of the levy investment and for advising the Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources on the levy rate and distribution. SPA works daily to ensure levy investment is clearly directed and that producers’ best interests are met through the provision of RD&E, services, programs and marketing.
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