Frequently Asked Questions

2.Why did I get back less fiber than I sent?
A. The reason for this because if you are sending in wool, there is lanolin on the fleece and depending on the breed this could make up a large portion of the weight. For example, merino fleeces have lots of lanolin, about 20-40% of the fleeces weight. Moisture content also plays a large role in the weight of the fleece. If its freshly shorn then it is going to weigh more than if you let it dry out a little. Finally the quality of the fleece, if it is super clean and well skirted then we won't have remove anything for waste. If it is dirty and has lots of vegtable matter in it then we have to remove those sections because they will ruin the rest of the fleece as well as the mill equipment.
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658 Dimick Rd. East Hardwick, VT |  |  Tel. 802.274.5666