Public release of Traceability in the Australian Wool and Sheep Industry Report

Peak woolgrower representative body WoolProducers Australia have released the final report of the Commonwealth funded Traceability in the Australian wool and sheep industry project. The project was funded as part of the Traceability Grants Program, which supports the governments Modernising Agricultural Trade Agenda.

The release of the report comes after an industry-wide briefing conducted by WoolProducers on 13 December, outlining key findings and recommendations.

WoolProducers General Manager, Mr Adam Dawes said, “The report makes 14 recommendations, including eight priority recommendations that fall under the four key elements of a traceability system, those being:

• identification of the source;

• identification of the product;

• a mechanism to record movement of the product; and

• widespread engagement.”

“An additional four recommendations were also made to assist with implementation of the recommendations and further enhance the proposed traceability system”. Mr Dawes said.

During the project, a total of 105 people from 65 organisations were interviewed to ensure that the recommendations were fit for purpose and provide the best chance of industry ownership and support