2017 Wool Pool

May 9th, 2017

It’s shearing season, and time to think about what you’ll be doing with all that wool. The wool pool could be a great option for you. But first, get the most money for your hard work by dropping your better fleeces, well skirted, off at the fleece sale collection desk at the wool pool barn. VSGA volunteers will sell them for you that weekend. Details here.

Date: Friday, June 23rd, 2017, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Vermont Technical College in Randolph, VT.

RSVP: Mary Lake, (802) 338-2250, mary.m.lake@nullgmail.com. Let us know how much wool you’ll be bringing and we’ll let you know the best time to drop it off to avoid bottlenecking.

The Wool Pool Run Down

At VTC’s Tech Barn, we will have a bagging station and a weighing station. At the bagging station, you can load your wool into large wool bags provided by Mid States Wool Growers Association if you want to, but it is not necessary. A Mid States representative and VSGA volunteers will then weigh your bags and record weights and lot numbers. You will be given a receipt of your weights and lot numbers at the wool pool. About two weeks later, you will receive a check from Mid States and an invoice matching your receipt. For more info about this grade and yield process, visit: midstateswoolgrowers

Quick Tip: To get the best price for your wool, it should be skirted and bagged appropriately, meaning white wool and colored wool should be kept separate. Well skirted, fine to medium wool brings the best prices. The wool you skirt out can be bagged and sold as well for a lower price.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Let Mary know if you’re available to help bag, load and label. (802) 338-2250.