Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / TFGA Chairman re-commits to mulesing phase-out
TFGA Chairman re-commits to mulesing phase-out
19
Mar '08
The TFGA Wool Council re-affirms its commitment to the phasing out of mulesing by 31st December 2010. This also includes for alternatives to be available and communicated to woolgrowers by 2010.

The TFGA Wool Council recognise in the light of recent events there is a move by international retailers to source wool specifically that is non-mulesed to address concerns and attitudes of their customers.

We are currently organising Don Hamblin President WoolProducers of Australia to travel to Tasmania to brief wool growers on the current situation. Mr Hamblin is also the Chair of the Livestock Industry Taskforce that recently returned from Europe where they undertook extensive meetings with retailers.

At present around 11.5% of Australian wool is from sheep that are not mulesed. The TFGA Wool Council Chairman, Marcus McShane, said “as an industry we need information from those growers that currently don't mules and how they manage it. Additionally we will need a series of workshops that will give growers the options available and the tools they need to manage without mulesing”.

“The motion the Tasmanian Greens put forward in parliament last week to cease mulesing in six months is not practicable. The last thing Tasmania or the Tasmanian wool industry needs is for under prepared woolgrowers to find themselves with adverse animal welfare outcomes”.

“The focus needs to be on preparing growers to manage without mulesing.This also includes the further development of alternatives and their extension to growers”. Mr.McShane said.

Representatives from TFGA are meeting with Minister Llewellyn next week to discuss our position on mulesing and ways in which the Government may be able to assist industry.

Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: American Silk Mills

Textiles | On 18th Oct 2017

Sutlej Textiles adds American Silk Mills to its portfolio

Sutlej Textiles and Industries Ltd (STIL) has announced the...

Arvind Limited executive directors Punit Lalbhai (left) and Kulin Lalbhai explaining the project to Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani. Courtesy: Arvind Ltd

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Oct 2017

Arvind to set up mega apparel facility in Gujarat

Arvind Limited, one of India’s largest textile to retail...

Cotton stocks accumulating everywhere outside of China

Textiles | On 18th Oct 2017

Cotton stocks accumulating everywhere outside of China

Global cotton stocks outside of China are expected to rise by nearly...

Interviews View All

Headhonchos
Indian textile value chain

'One nation, one tax' is a great concept

Subhashini Srinivasan
The S Studio

Ethnicwear market will see an upward trend if uniqueness and quality are...

Md Hanifur Rahman
Aman Group

The level of understanding the job role and organisational requirements...

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid

Oswal Prints Private Limited has been manufacturing and exporting ethnic...

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

October 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
77.3%
No
13.6%
Skip
9.1%

Total Votes: 66

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
60.6%
No
28.8%
Skip
10.6%

Total Votes: 66

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
84.8%
No
10.6%
Skip
4.5%

Total Votes: 66

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
74.2%
No
12.1%
Skip
13.6%

Total Votes: 66


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search