Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Clips for shearing sheep as an alternative to mulesing
Clips for shearing sheep as an alternative to mulesing
23
Jul '08
The 'last call' is being made for producers wanting to use clips in their flock this year as a mulesing alternative.

Australian Wool Innovation's Project Manager - Blowfly Control, Ian Evans, has been receiving expressions of interest (EOI) from growers and is looking to use all available clips this year.

“There is strong interest in using the clips, and growers need to finish lodging their EOI's as soon as possible. By necessity, it will be a case of 'first-in first-served' – and the EOI's received are being held in order of receipt.

“In fact, the clips have substantial animal welfare benefits and retailers, when reminded of this information, appreciate the situation and most revise their position,” he said.

“I advise producers not to become too concerned over isolated claims that the clips are not acceptable to a few retailers.

“The clips are in their final stages of Product Development and Testing, so production is currently geared to trial and demonstration levels.

“The commercial partner and AWI anticipate having commercially available product next year, and full-scale clip production will occur then.”

Mr Evans says AWI will supply the clips at cost-plus-freight, estimated to be around 35 cents/clip. This cost is expected to reduce in future with higher manufacturing volumes.

“Producers will be able to choose from a list of 35 experienced and trained operators from across Australia to apply the clips.”

“While some producers intend to use the clips across their lamb drop, many others want to see how the clips perform on their sheep in their production environment.

“We'll also be conducting more R&D work this year on the bio-degradable clips and analysing different application techniques,” Mr Evans said.

Wool Is Best


Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Sep 2017

Govt announces new duty drawback rates for garments

The Government of India has today announced the new duty drawback...

Courtesy: ITMA

Textiles | On 22nd Sep 2017

ITMA 2019 to focus on smart garment technologies

ITMA 2019, the world's largest textile and garment technology...

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Sep 2017

New US FTC rule for RN used on textile product labels

The US Federal Trade Commission recently streamlined requirements...

Interviews View All

Spokesperson
Hugo Boss

'Hugo Boss works with carefully selected sourcing partners'

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Karel Williams
Dow Microbial Control

'Silvadur is most rapidly adopted in areas where hygiene-conscious and...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

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

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

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

September 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
74.5%
No
12.8%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

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
61.7%
No
25.5%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

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
87.2%
No
6.4%
Skip
6.4%

Total Votes: 47

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
70.2%
No
10.6%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 47


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