Sheep on UWAThis award recognises an individual, group or business whose commitment and innovation has positively influenced the welfare of animals in agriculture.

UWA Farm Ridgefield (Bronze)

In pursuit of its vision for ‘clean, green and ethical’ livestock management, UWA Farm Ridgefield stopped mulesing its Merino flock more than 10 years ago. Now the farm is helping blaze the trail to end the practice – which still occurs in some circumstances without pain relief, causing a great deal of distress for the animals. Ridgefield is one of six sites taking part in a four-year project to demonstrate the impact of non-mules enterprises to more than 100 producers and the wider industry.


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