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

Geographical Area Name and Address Email Address Telephone Number
Wales & West, Glos, Worcs Jo Beswick,
Longdon, Glos.
jo.kingcraftfarm@btinternet.com 01684 833338 or
07973 267111
Wales Doug Lockton, Mynachlog-Ddu, Clunderwen, Pembs. vivlockton@gmail.com 01994 419327
South West Mark Snook-Bevis, Holsworthy, Devon jmsb.0603@virgin.net 01409 253731 or
07811 000071
South Ian Mason,
Pilley, Hants.
linden@waitrose.com 01590 679921
East & South East Imogen Collis, Fowlmere, Nr Royston, Herts. imogen.collis@hotmail.co.uk 07714 697380
North & North East John Taylor, Easingwold, North Yorkshire jft&sct@btinternet.com 01347 821166

Anyone having difficulty please contact Imogen Collis via email at secretary@angoragoats-mohair.org.uk or by phoning 07510 940100.

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