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How To Sell Your Wool to the Wool Pool

February 8, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Once your sheep have been shorn, your next step is to market the wool. One option is to sell it raw to a wool pool, but just exactly how do you do that? Join members of the Animal Fiber Subgroup of Cornell’s Livestock Program Work Team for the “Preparing for and Accessing Wool Pools in NYS” webinar, scheduled for Tuesday February 8th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm on Zoom.

Accessing a wool pool is a challenge for many farmers, from knowing where they are in the first place to planning how to get to one when it isn’t quite around the corner from home. In addition, prices received at a wool pool may not quite be what many are hoping for, but there are ways to improve that outcome through proper wool management both on and off the animals.

During this webinar we will cover NYS wool pools, how to contact and contribute to them, and provide ideas on how to work within your local community to access wool pools that may be a long drive away. In addition, we will discuss the importance of quality of wool from a buyer’s perspective and just exactly how the wool you bring to a wool pool affects the prices you can receive. Following the presentation, we’ll have a Q&A with a panel of wool pool organizers to help get your specific questions answered. We’re looking forward to an engaging conversation, including experiences of buyers and farmers alike.

Now that you have a plan for getting your wool to a wool pool, are you set for shearing day? Join us the Tuesday Feb 1st for the other free webinar of this miniseries, “Preparing for Shearing Day”. More information on this webinar and the registration can be found here <http://cortland.cce.cornell.edu/events/2022/02/01/preparing-for-shearing-day>.

To learn more and register, visit https://tinyurl.com/PreparingForWoolPools <https://tinyurl.com/PreparingForWoolPools> or contact Dana M. Havas at dmh353@cornell.edu <mailto:dmh353@cornell.edu> or (607)391-2664

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