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AWI invests in research and practical technologies to improve sheep health and welfare, and maintain cost and production efficiencies on profitable wool enterprises.
AWI is at the forefront of research to prevent and treat flystrike, lice, worms and infectious diseases in sheep. Research is delivering practical tools to protect sheep from these major health and welfare threats.
AWI supports sheep breeding research and development, benchmarking and breeder tools for woolgrowers wanting to monitor, set targets and optimise the rate of genetic gain of their sheep.
AWI investments reduce sheep mortality from predation by wild dogs and foxes and competition for resources from rabbits, to rebuild woolgrowers' confidence to return to sheep or increase their flock size.
The National Lambing Density and Lamb Survival project is investigating the effects of mob size and stocking rate on the survival of twin-born lambs between birth and marking.
The Australian State and Territory Ministers have endorsed the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Sheep Version 1 January 2016.
Smart tags being developed by AWI aim to enable woolgrowers to track, monitor and assess the status of their stock in real time.