July 2, 2004
July 2, 2004 -- The American Sheep Industry Association sponsored a Certified Wool Classing School in conjunction with the Maryland/Delaware Wool Pool on June 22?25, 2004.
Six participants from the eastern United States ? Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia -- participated in the training session that was specifically designed to help eastern sheep producers and wool pools categorize their wool. The participants worked alongside ASI-certified level 2 and 3 wool classers to classify more than 48,000 lbs. of wool that came into the pool.
In addition to the wool classing, participants learned about baling and core and grab sampling for testing.
As most flocks in the eastern United States are small, classing generally takes place at a wool pool or warehouse versus on the ranch.
Staff contact: Rita Kourlis Samuelson, ext. 29