Sheep in­dus­try takes steps

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Ag Life -

The Aus­tralian sheep in­dus­try is tak­ing steps to demon­strate its cre­den­tials in sustainabl­e pro­duc­tion by de­vel­op­ing a whole-of-in­dus­try frame­work.

The Sheep Sus­tain­abil­ity Frame­work will seek to im­prove trans­parency and build trust with the Aus­tralian com­mu­nity by align­ing in­dus­try prac­tices and com­mu­nity ex­pec­ta­tions.

It will de­fine sustainabl­e sheep pro­duc­tion and track an­nual per­for­mance using a se­ries of in­di­ca­tors.

Sheep Pro­duc­ers Aus­tralia and Wool Pro­duc­ers Aus­tralia, with sup­port from Meat and Live­stock Aus­tralia and Aus­tralian Wool In­no­va­tion, are lead­ing the frame­work’s de­vel­op­ment.

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