Local contacts / collection points

South West Richard Yonge 01752 880252
South Ian Mason 01590 679921
Wales and West Collection site 07973 267111
Wales and West Doug Lockton 01994 419327
Northants and South East David Haworth 01954 261833
North East John Taylor 01347 878208

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

SHEARING AND PACKING 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