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Sheep Wool
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Kat in NJ    Posted 09-13-2002 at 07:48:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
EIEIO's post made me curious -- is anyone here raising sheep for wool? I know the wool pools are dreadfully depressed and most sheep seem to be going for chops than fleece. Was wondering who's selling wool and how......

Kat


RayP(MI)    Posted 09-13-2002 at 17:30:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We have Shetland sheep, small, very lovable, and in the words of the judge at the last FiberFest, "awsome wool!" They're too small to butcher, so don't have to worry about being chops and mutton, which is very delicious. Wife plans on processing and spinning the wool herself. In the yarn form, it is very pricy, especially at fiber shows. Any extra fleeces will be for sale in the spring, and by the way, we have two ram lambs for sale right now, one fawn, and one light fawn. One of our neighbors had all her fleeces sold last spring before they were even sheared! Check for a website called "agdomain" they sell all kind of farm products on that one!


Kat in NJ    Posted 09-13-2002 at 19:42:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks for the tip on the website. If you keep a mailing list, keep me on it for your next spring shearing! Thanks!


Vince    Posted 09-13-2002 at 08:03:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well,
If you want sheep fpr wool the only ones you going to make any money on is the Blakc breeds I have a small Flock of Black welsh mountain sheep There are only about 50 poeple in the us that have them If you whant some for more info on the I be happy to give to to you .


Kat in NJ    Posted 09-13-2002 at 19:43:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Vince, I know about Welsh Mountain Sheep, but haven't spun them! Email me......


Kat in NJ    Posted 09-13-2002 at 09:37:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Colored wool does seem to be in big demand, although I know folks who like to do dyeing and felting who are partial to the white breeds. I like both -- I'm such a fiber hog, it's terrible. I never met a fleece I didn't like!

I know of the BWMS but haven't had an opportunity to spin any. You don't have a fall shearing coming up, do you? ;-)


Kat in NJ    Posted 09-13-2002 at 09:36:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Colored wool does seem to be in big demand, although I know folks who like to do dyeing and felting who are partial to the white breeds. I like both -- I'm such a fiber hog, it's terrible. I never met a fleece I didn't like!

I know of the BWMS but haven't had an opportunity to spin any. You don't have a fall shearing coming up, do you? ;-)


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