(Editor’s note: This article is reprinted with permission from the OSU Extension Sheep Team Newsletter. Readers can subscribe electronically to this newsletter by sending an e-mail to: email@example.com.)
Wool is wool is wool. Unfortunately, this is the feeling of many sheep producers when they look at this secondary product produced by the sheep.
However, not all wool is the same and a producer has a big effect on the value of their wool clip just by their management practices.
Most people think wool management is a one-day affair: shearing day. In reality, wool management is a yearlong process and varies on each farm based on the amount of emphasis the producer wants to place on wool production.
To maximize the return a wool crop can produce, there are a number of basic points that you should be aware of:
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