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Wool & Pelt Information

American Wool Home

Information on Wool

American Wool website

Fast Facts on American Wool

Wool Fact Sheetsincluding wool history, wool qualities, processing, and more

Real Wool Facts

Experience The Benefits of Wool

American Wool Brochurelearn about the characteristics of American wool and where it goes

Wool 101 Appreciation Course– video with Roy Kettlewell

Wool Production & Processing– video by The Woolmark Company

Global Wool Production– statistics from the International Textile Organization (IWTO)

American Wool Assurance Program information

Certified Wool Programs

American Wool Assurance Programa program where wool growers can show their dedication to sheep care

Certified Wool Programscertification programs for growers and shearers

Preparation Steps for Wool Quality Improvement

Preparing & Classing Wool

Preparation Steps for Wool Quality Improvement

Wool Handling Videos

Code of Practice for Preparation of Wool Clips booklet

Wool Classer Program– information on becoming a Wool Classer

Wool Classing and Handling Schools can be found on the ASI Calendar

Wool Contamination Informationinformational brochure

Poly Contamination Informationinformational brochure

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Shearer Directory

Preparing for Shearinga list of steps to prepare for shearing, printable 8.5″x14″ trifold brochure

Become an ASI Certified Shearer: Certified Shearer Declaration and Checklist

Learning to Shear

Steps to storing wool properly and to maintain it's value

Packing & Labeling

Packaging Wool

Labeling Wool

Wool Bale Press Record
Carbon copy records can also be purchased at 

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Wool Testing

Commercial Testing – The Bill Sims Wool and Mohair Research Laboratory in Texas is accepting commercial core samples for testing. Samples may also be sent to the New Zealand Wool Testing Authority (NZWTA).

Individual Fleece Testing – please find a full list of wool testing laboratories in the U.S. below.

Wool Testing Laboratories in the U.S.

New Zealand Wool Testing Authority

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Wool Market & Prices

Current Markets & Prices

Pricing Wool– informational brochure

USDA Loan Deficiency Payments (LDPs)– growers are encouraged to utilize LDP payments

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Specialty Markets

How To Shear Sheep & Why It’s Importantvideo by the Livestock Conservancy

Producing Wool for Specialty Markets ASI webinar

Preparing and Selling for Specialty Markets– ASI webinar

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