Thursday, June 2, 2011

2011 Maryland Wool Pool

The 54th Annual Maryland Wool Pool will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland.

The pool will open at 8:30 a.m. There will be three lines to accept wool: two lines for loose wool and one line for baled wool. Consigners are expected to unload their own wool.

Wool prices double
Wool prices are double what they were last year. The pool will pay the prices in the table below, minus a deduction for wool pool expenses, usually 5 to 8 cents per pound.

Any producer bringing wool in a nylon square pack weighing at least 250 lbs. will receive a 5 cent premium for their wool. Maryland Sheep Breeders Association dues of $25 will be withheld on wool sales over $40.

Price per lb.
Choice white face
Medium white face
Coarse white face
Non white face

Black and gray wool and fleeces from hair sheep or hair sheep crosses will not be accepted. Wet wool cannot be accepted.

Questions pertaining to the Maryland Wool Pool should be directed to Richard Barczewski at (302) 857-6410 (day), (302) 659-1211 (evening, before 9) or

Information provided by Richard Barczewski, wool pool manager.

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