Wool Research & Sheep Research
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Wool is the fine soft curly or wavy hair forming the coat of a sheep, goat, or similar animal, especially when shorn and prepared for use in making cloth or yarn.  A sheep is a domesticated ruminant animal with a thick woolly coat.  This animal is typically kept in flocks for its wool or meat, and is proverbial for its tendency to follow others in the flock.

Breeds of Sheep (USA)

Glossary of Sheep Terms

Code of Practice for Preparation of Wool Clips in the United States


Benefits of Wool

Sheep Wool Grades

Wool Grades & Standards

Bradford System / spinning count (wool measuring system)

Educational Information Textile Industry

Learn about wool, shearing sheep, wool classing and staple wool.

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The educational information listed in this section has been graciously provided by the American Sheep Industry Association.

The U.S. sheep industry is composed of over 77,000 producers who market approximately $736 million-worth of raw products from approximately 7.9 million animals. The value-added services associated with processing, distributing and marketing meat, milk and wool from sheep amount to a combined contribution of several billion dollars to American agriculture and the overall economy.  To learn more about the United States Sheep Industry you can contact the American Sheep Industry Association.

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