If you are raising wool sheep, this workshop emphasizes methods to increase the quality of the wool, marketing techniques, and value-added products available to increase the value of your sheep. A discussion of the various types of wool and their specific uses guides shepherds in selection of appropriate breeds based on the planned end use of the wool.
Other Pennsylvania Workshops
Breeding for Color in Wool Sheep
Marie E. Minnich is the shepherdess of a beautiful flock of the rare breed Romeldale CVM and a few Icelandics at Marushka Farms in Columbia County. She emphasizes the management of these sheep to maximize the value of their unique wools, which are so well known by fiber artists. Her passion is best described as helping to conserve the Romeldale CVM sheep, a heritage breed, and providing wonderful fiber to those who love fiber pursuits.
Visit www.marushkafarms.com for more information.