Fleece Testing

Fleece measurements are used by growers and breeders to assist in the selection of superior animals for breeding purposes and for the sale of stud sheep.

Fleece measurements is conducted on a 20-50g sample of wool that has been removed from the midside of the sheep. The sample is first washed and dried.

WTB offers a range of different fleece measurements services.

  • Washing yield
  • Mean fibre diameter including Coefficient of variation of Diameter
  • Staple Measurement
  • Manual Length and Crimp
Fleece Testing

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