High animal welfare practices when electing to give lambs a small mules

Even though many of our lambs don’t need to be mulesed with breeding a plainer bodied animal, we had to make the financial decision to mules again. Challara didn’t mules lambs in 2011 & 2012, but the sheep were being discounted by up to $30/head in the saleyards. There was also no premiums made from making the decision not to mules. The last two years we have had high animal welfare practices when electing to give the lambs a small mules. A pain relief called Trisolfen is applied to the mulesed area and is very effective.

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