The new MLA funded survey reveals environment plays a big role when it comes to mulesing debate.
Australia's wool industry has claimed early success moving into the lucrative fitness fashion market.
Union officials say farmers are already paying above award rates to secure shearers as proof they can afford to pay more.
COMMENT: A special fine wool sale comes on the back of continuing good demand at this end of the clip.
New Zealand's Megan Whitehead writes her name in the history book as she shears 661 strong wool lambs in nine hours.