AWEX issues 2 generic statistical reports, updated monthly, summarising the number of bales offered at auction by Mulesing Status.
About Mulesing Status
The Mulesing Status is derived from information declared by a woolgrower via the National Wool Declaration (NWD).
The Status Codes used on the reports below are:
National Wool Declaration (NWD) Definitions
|Non Mulesed (NM)||No sheep in this mob have been mulesed^ or treated with liquid nitrogen#.|
|Liquid Nitrogen (LN)||Sheep in this mob have been treated with liquid nitrogen#.|
|Analgesic &/or Anaesthetic (AA)||Sheep in this mob have been mulesed^ with the use of an analgesic &/or anaesthetic product registered by APVMA.|
|Mulesed (M)||Sheep in this mob have been mulesed^ without the use of an analgesic &/or anaesthetic product registered by APVMA.|
|Ceased Mulesing (CM)||No lambs born on this property in the last 12 months have been mulesed^.
No mulesed^ (or AA) ewes or wethers have been purchased in the last 12 months.
NWD Supporting Explanations
|^Mulesing||The removal of skin from the breech and/or tail of a sheep using mulesing shears.
Source: Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Sheep prepared by Animal Health Australia, V1.0 2016.
|#Liquid Nitrogen||The application of liquid nitrogen where ultra-low temperatures are used to degenerate tissue and result in the removal of skin from the breech and/or tail of a sheep.|
|Mobs of Mixed Status||For mobs of mixed status, use the lowest applicable status according to this hierarchy, NM > LN > AA > M > ND.
For example, declare AA for a mob containing NM and AA sheep, or declare M for a mob containing LN and M sheep.
For readers wanting more information please contact AWEX reports on 02 9428 6136 or firstname.lastname@example.org