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Wool Stocktake : Annual Report 2006-07
APPENDIX A – OPERATIONAL PLAN PROGRESS ( CONTINUED) Wool production ANImAL HEALTH AND WELFARE Target Performance against target Broad scale, commercial proof testing transfer to commercial partner(s) of mulesing alternatives. Tr a n sfe r of the clip and intradermal alternatives to mulesing to commercial partners at an advanced stage. Support the implementation of National Mulesing Accreditation Program. Support ongoing. To June 2007, 556 contractors and 274 woolgrowers have been trained and assessed. Increased emphasis on research, monitoring and extension programs associated with wool chemical residues. Annual wool chemical residue survey continued. CSIRO administers the survey and analyses 600 ﬂeece samples taken at random by the Australian Wo ol Te s t i n g Authority from all woolgrowing states and territories across the seasons. The annual survey shows Australian wool is the cleanest in the world, revealing that 14 per cent of the clip has no reportable residues and 42 per cent meets EU Eco-label residue requirements. Completion and evaluation of Integrated Parasite Management project with next phase initiated if promising. Project EC306 (Integrated Parasite Management for Sheep) complete. Critical research component produced three PhD and 1 MSc theses. Demonstration farm network to be rationalised and continued. Va r i o u s adoption approaches being investigated. Commercialise new diagnostic tests for lice, footrot and worms. Lice detection test in laboratory form expected to be commercially available from NSW DPI by end of 2007; in-shed test requires further development. Footrot PCR diagnostic test (differentiating benign/virulent isolates) adopted by NSW DPI. Barbers Pole Wo r m diagnostic test being commercialised. Initiate registration and commercialisation of new fox bait. Fox bait registration application to be submitted to the Australian Pesticides and Ve t e r i n a ry Medicines Authority (APVMA) by October 2007. Second phase of GINTIP sub program investigates potential new drench targets. Contract signed with ANU for continuation of gastrointestinal nematode program (GINTIP) research based on outcomes of ﬁrst phase. Potential for new vaccines against ARGT and footrot investigated. Annual ryegrass toxicity (ARGT) trial started to test serological response to single and booster vaccinations. Sequential vaccination trial with various footrot serotypes underway in several locations.
AWI Annual Report 2007-08