Wool News: Maintaining Preparation Standards
Despite low crossbred prices, growers need to stick to a high standard of wool preparation to maximise wool returns. We need to maintain New Zealand’s reputation for producing a high quality product, which all begins on farm and in the woolshed.
Use of non-scourable raddle on your sheep is likely to cause problems. Non-scourable raddle cannot be washed out. Please ensure the raddle you use is water soluble.
Please ensure bales are kept free from foreign materials. If undetected, this form of contamination has serious implications for manufacturers. This photograph is of a pair of pink and black synthetic socks recently found in a bale at the wool scour.