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Important points if you shear your own sheep
  • Keep the belly wool out from the fleece wool.
  • Keep the cots and pieces separate.
  • Remove any wool contaminated by vegetable matter (necks and backs).
  • Skirt lightly - only remove permanently discoloured wool.
  • Remove any pen-stained wool.
  • Only use good quality packs.
  • If you use recycled packs - get them only from registered operators.
  • For sewing packs, use two strands of "gold label" twine - tightly sewn.
  • Keep strings, caps and rubbish out of the bales.
  • Don’t press bales over 200kg.
  • Don’t shear or press damp wool.
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