Sort Sheep Before Shearing and Package Wool Separately
These categories are suggested guidelines for sorting and packaging wool separately at the producer level. Wool quality will vary within breed due to individual producer emphasis on wool.
Further separations based on wool quality (fiber diameter, length, degree of contamination, animal age, etc.) should occur within each category when volume, market opportunities and financial incentives exist.
Fine Wool Breeds
Meat Breeds: White Face
Meat Breeds: Non-White Face
Double Coated and Hair Sheep Crosses
Dual or General Purpose Breeds
Long Wool and Carpet Breeds