Paying a premium for longwools
GREENWICH –The fourth annual Southern Adirondack Fiber Producers Cooperative wool pool will be held June 12-14 at the Washington County Fairgrounds on State Rte 29 in Greenwich, New York. The pool hours will be 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day.
A large national wool buyer is offering sheep farmers from throughout New York and neighboring states current market prices for their fiber. Five classes of wool will be accepted:
- Clean white wool at least 2-1/2” in length;
- White offsorts including short and dirty fiber, and head and belly wool;
- White longwool and other coarse white wool;
- Natural color wool; and
- Natural color longwool and other coarse natural color wool.
The buyer was very pleased with the quality of the last pool’s longwools. As such, the buyer is offering longwool farmers a premium this year to encourage them to bring in more of their fleece.
Farms with lots of 1,000 lbs or more are encouraged to call ahead; and to deliver their fiber to the Fairgrounds on Thurs. or Fri. The pool is only accepting fiber from 2012, 2013, and 2014 shearings. All sellers are asked to contribute some time to the pool when they are dropping off their fiber. Help needed includes unloading vehicles, sorting, weighing, taking empty bags and scraps home, and filling the baler.
Southern Adirondack Fiber Producers Cooperative, Inc.
2532 STATE ROUTE 40, GREENWICH, NY 12834
518 692 2700 – 518 692 2770 FAX