The Tennessee Wool Pool has received a better price in recent years which is due to the associations efforts to market a quality product. This effort includes careful grading, eliminating hair or kemp from the wool, avoiding mixing dark wool fibers in the white wool, and marketing clean wool. Please keep these points in mind as you prepare your wool clip for this year’s wool pool.
Baling of the wool has also made the pool more attractive to buyers. Baling makes the wool easier to handle and ship. After couple years of our balers being in repair we are excited to bring this opportunity back to Tennessee Sheep Producers
Following are some management suggestions for handling your wool:
To efficiently manage the pool and get the wool baled, consignors are asked to have the “volunteer” spirit and help bale the wool. Staying and working for 30 minutes to an hour will greatly help the labor load. If everyone pitches in a little, the work load is greatly lessened. Most volunteers find it enjoyable to visit with fellow sheep producers as they help load the balers and move the wool bags.