FACT! Your hair grows 10 How Does mm per month Wool grows on average 6mm per Wool Grow? month Wool grows like human hair outwards from the skin. How long a fleece will grow is dependant on factors such as the environment and nutrition There is enough wool on the average adult sheep to make 3 mens suits, 6 dresses or 70 pairs of socks
Shed Duties The rouseabout helps the classerskir t the fleece, sweep the floors and pen up more sheep for the shearer. The wool classer assesses (classes) the skir ted fleece and places it in the appropriate wool bin. The wool presser takes the wool from the wool bin and presses it into wool bales. Mum- bakes all of the yummybiscuits and cakes for smoko!
BloopersJust like you might find some funny things in yourcereal box other people have foundStrange things in their wool bales! Tea towels Spanners Clothes Babies- don’t worry, it was okay! Work boots Hammers
Did you know? It takes 50 skir ted fleeces to fill a wool bale! Most wool bales weigh in the range of 170-190 kilograms. That’s more than a few of you and I!
Wool Fibres Woolfibres naturally group together as they grow from the sheep’s skin. These groups are called staples! Wool fibres growth with a natural crimp which gives wool its elasticity. Merino and crossbred wool staples.
Micron Wool What is a micron?The measurement used to express the diameter of awool fibre.Microns are TINY! A micrometre one millionth of ametre! Fine wool Less than 20 microns Medium wool 20-23 microns Strong wool` More than 23 microns
Wool Value- Where does my wool sitin the market? Fibre diameter- how many microns? Yield Staple length- length of wool fibres measured in millimetres. Colour- white and cream wool can be dyed any colour! Staple strength- amount of force required to break the wool fibre affects the way wool can be processed and what it is used for.
Wool makes you look the top of your game! Miranda Kerr Copenhagen spor ting wool! Fashion Week
…And feel it too!The natural oil in wool thatcoats each fibre and gives itimpor tant insulationproper ties is calledlanolin.This stuff is GREAT foryour skin!
What things do YOU thinkare made from wonderful wool?
Other Things Made From Wool Felt tip pens Doonas Insulation in roofs of houses Felt hats Tennis ball covers Filters to stop oil and dust Firefighter uniforms Piano key hammers Doonas The inside of cricket balls
Why is wool It doesn’t burnso wonderful? easily It’s It doesn’t get environmentally dir ty easily friendly! And cool in It keeps you winter warm in summer
Why Farmers Are Impor tant?Just think:What would you be eating without the workof our farmers?Would you even be wearing clothes?
Careers in AgricultureAgriculture is everywhere- from the boardroom to the bush! AND… it’s not just for the boys! Farmer/ Producer Fashion Chef Designer A teacher Scientist An ar tist Accountant