Wool pool next weekend at Fair Grounds

Area fiber producers will have a chance later this month to sell their materials to a national buyer.

The third annual Southern Adirondack Fiber Producers Cooperative wool pool will be held June 13-15 at the Washington County Fairgrounds on State Rte. 29 in Greenwich, N.Y. The pool hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

A large national wool buyer is offering sheep farmers from throughout New York State and neighboring Massachusetts and Vermont current market prices for their fiber. Five classes of wool will be accepted: Clean white wool at least 2-1/2” in length; White offsorts including short and dirty fiber, and head and belly wool; White longwool and other coarse white wool; Natural color wool; and Natural color longwool and other coarse natural color wool.

Farms with lots of 1,000 pounds or more are encouraged to call ahead; and to deliver their fiber to the Fairgrounds on Thursday or Friday. The pool is only accepting fiber from 2011, 2012, and 2013 shearings.

All sellers are asked to contribute some time to the pool when they are dropping off their fiber. Help needed includes unloading vehicles, sorting, weighing, taking empty bags and scraps home, and filling the baler.

For more information, contact Mary Jeanne Packer at 692-2700 or email mjpacker@battenkillfibers.com.

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