The latest statistics on mulesing status shows that for the first time ever, over half the wool offered at auction this season to April was Non-Mulesed, mulesed with Pain Relief or Ceased Mulesed. Almost 70% of wool offered at auction came with a National Wool Declaration. However, the drought in eastern Australia has caused declines in the volume of wool in all mulesing status categories, although the decline in the volume of Non-Mulesed and Pain Relief wool is only small in contrast to the 26% drop in wool offered at auction without a National Wool Declaration (NWD). As a result, the proportion of wool offered as Non-Mulesed has increased to 12.9% and the proportion of wool offered as Pain Relief was at 35%. These are great results.
Further details including a table showing detail of volumes offered at auction by the different categories of mulesing status for the ten months to April is provided in the full edition of the NCWSBA Weekly Newsletter for the week ending 3rd May 2019.