Wool Pickup Opportunity - April 21-22 2024

Amy Barkley, Livestock Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

April 15, 2024
Wool Pickup Opportunity - April 21-22 2024

Battenkill Fibers will be sending a truck to CNY/WNY on April 21 and 22. Pick up points are as follows:

Syracuse area, late morning April 21

Rochester area, early afternoon April 21

Canadaigua area, late afternoon April 21

Watkins Glen, early morning April 22

Please call 802-236-0881 or email mjpacker@battenkillfibers.com no later than April 19 to schedule your drop and get location and pricing details.

We will be accepting custom processing orders with no charge for the pick up (but a deposit on the processing services will be due when the fiber is dropped off)

We are also looking to purchase certain types of wool for several customers and various mill projects:

Long wool/coarse wool (any breed), any condition, white or natural colored, sorted, 3" minimum

Well-skirted, clean long wool (specifically Romney, BFL, Border Leicester, Leicester Longwool or similar), white or natural colored, sorted, 4" minimum

Clean medium wool (especially Dorset, Corriedale, Finn, Oxford, Columbia or possibly others, depending on condition), white only, 2.5" minimum. PLEASE NO NECK, BELLY OR. BRITCH WOOL.





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