Shearing, Sorting and Packing Your Mohair

DO

  • SHEAR by groups in age order – youngest first and end with older males
  • SHAKE out second cuts and short hair
  • REMOVE grossly stained fleece (but only the really dark urine stains) and remove all artificial stains
  • REMOVE severely seed contaminated fleece
  • REMOVE large thorns, leaves, pieces of hay, straw and baler twine
  • PACK similar fleeces together, compressed into BMM PAPER sacks
  • TIE securely with white natural fibre string
  • LABEL clearly with an indelible pen on the sack. Use 2” letters for your name, membership number and grade or age of fleece (eg. kid, young goat, adult or 1st, 2nd, 3rd clip etc). Put the same info on a slip of paper inside the bag
  • RECORD your bag info and total gross weight and send a copy with your fleece
  • STORE your mohair, if necessary, in a dry barn on wooden pallets

DO NOT

  • USE polypropylene or other man-made string or cheap sacking and make sure no man-made baler twine offcuts are in your fleece. One small piece, accidentally in a TOP, will mean the loss of a buyer for good
  • PACK wet fleece – dry thoroughly before packing
  • GRADE unless you have experience
  • USE tie on labels – they get lost in handling

Local Contacts And Mohair Collection Points

West Jo Beswick 0797 3267 111 jo.kingcraftfarm@btinternet.com
Wales Doug Lockton 01994 419327 vlockton@onetel.com
Devon Mark Snook-Bevis 01409 253731 enquiries@noteworthy-devon.co.uk
Hampshire Ian Mason 01590 679921 linden@waitrose.com

Anyone having difficulty please contact Jo Beswick via email at jo.kingcraftfarm@btinternet.com or by phoning 0797 3267 111.

BMM Ltd is a Society registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act.
Annual accounts are made available to all members.