General wool treatment and profitability with Lachie Brown

General wool treatment and profitability with Lachie Brown

My name is Lachie Brown, Im Elders southern zone wool manager. The major costs to the wool industry were seeing at the moment, it depends on the geographical area but certainly you’re looking at down south, internal parasites, worms have been an ongoing major cost. In other areas we’ve got wild dogs, really eating into […]

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Spinning Wool into Yarn

Spinning Wool into Yarn

– The other fiber being processed at Mount Vernon was wool. After the sheep were shorn, the fleeces were carried to the Wash House on the South Lane of the main mansion house estate. Here they were skirted and cleaned. Skirting involved trimming away the dirtiest part of the fleece from the belly and backside […]

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