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Mulesing leaves sheep industry exposed

  • By: Farm Tender "Prime"
  • Jul 04, 2017

The focus for the mulesing debate has been firmly directed at the wool industry, but now the Sheep meat industry is coming under fire according to the Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) managing director Richard Norton.

Mr Norton speaking at the Best Wool Best Lamb conference in Bendigo put up a slide of a mulesed lamb in a cradle. He said, “I don’t think you have to be a genius to understand - how people against eating animals, against eating red meat, and those trying to attack the industry from a vegan point of view - what those images would do to your markets.”

He went on to say, “the challenge for you, as an industry, is to understand that you are very exposed at this point in time around the (mulesing) issue.”

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