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Beyond the Bale : Jun 07 - Jul 07
mulesing and marking, but both my son Tom and I did the training and accreditation and found it to be beneficial. It's important as Tom takes over more and more of the business that he has the best experience and skills available, and the benefit of NMAP and accreditation is that the next generation is learning a skill according to world's best- practice guidelines. "Gordon Godson from the Livestock Contractors Association is extremely experienced and his session on the preparation of materials, especially the shears, was excellent." The Smalls hosted contractors and woolgrowers, with some people travelling 50 kilometres to attend. "We're only about 20km out of town, so it wasn't too difficult to arrange the numbers to host a workshop in this area," he says. By 13 ANIMAL HEALTH BEYOND THE BALE Upcoming training and accreditation workshops from Kondinin WESTERN AUSTRALIA Carnarmah / Perenjori June 28 and June 29 Kulin July 3 Wagin / Tincurrin July4and5 Tambellup July 9 and 10 Jerramungup / Ravensthorpe July 12 and 13 Badgingarra / Moora July 16 and 17 Beverley / Brookton July 19 and 20 Accreditation has been held in all other states. Fur ther workshops will be scheduled throughout the year. See www.kondinin.com.au or contact NMAP for fur ther details. hosting the workshop, the Smalls had their training and accreditation fees waived by Kondinin Group. The NMAP manual is free to woolgrowers and the cost of training and accreditation has been discounted. The Kondinin Group has negotiated with state farming organisations and Bayer Animal Health for considerable rebates, as well as the NMAP rebate, which has substantially reduced the cost to producers. Members of state farming organisations and the Livestock Contractors Association are eligible for the Kondinin membership rate of $530 (non-members $660), and the first 300 enrolments for training and accreditation will also receive $100 sponsorship from Bayer Animal Health. Wool levy payers are also eligible for the NMAP rebate of $100. The national mulesing guidelines and training and accreditation program were developed in conjunction with the Kondinin Group and the Livestock Contractors Association, and are the national standard for best practice. Mulesing contractors must have been accredited by 31 December 2006; woolgrowers who mules need to be accredited by 31 December 2008. People obtaining accreditation will be registered through NMAP, and woolgrowers seeking accredited contractors will be able to access their contact details through the hotline. ú More information: National Mulesing Assurance Program, 1800 221 076, www.nmap.com.au Mulesing alternatives: become involved The Australian wool industry has made a commitment to to phase out conventional mulesing and develop alternatives by 31 December 2010.This commitment was made in November 2004 by Australian wool and sheep industry leaders. Only by making this commitment has the Australian wool industry retained the support of international retailers and processors.The industry has kept, and continues to keep, these retailers and processors fully informed about all the research AWI is doing and the progress of that research. AWI was given the task of finding alternatives to current mulesing practice. Now there is an opportunity for Australian woolgrowers to get involved. AWI has reached the final stages of development of two alternative mulesing products, clips and needleless intradermals, and is negotiating with key animal health companies to take on the licences and market the technologies. To achieve this critical timeline, AWI is looking for growers to be part of the roll-out and trials for one or both of these mulesing alternatives with the most immediate potential. More information:To register your interest in becoming involved, contact the AWI Helpline on 1800 070 099.
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