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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Article Title

Mulesing and tail stripping

Keywords

Western Australia, Mulesing, Tail stripping, Sheep, Blowfly strike, Merino sheep, Breech wrinkles

First Page Number

5

Last Page Number

26

Abstract

For many years, the losses from blowfly strike on the crutch and tail areas imposed a tremendous economic burden on the Merino sheep industry in Australia.

This illustrated article describes how a mulesing operation used to be performed on sheep.

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