Friday, June 5, 2015

2015 Maryland Wool Pool

The 58th Annual Maryland Wool Pool will be held Wednesday, June 17, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland.

Three lines will be set up to accept wool. Consignors with wool baled in square bales will be pulled out of line to unload at the third line. The other two lines will accept loose wool. Consignors are expected to unload their own wool. Any help consignors can provide at the pool will be most appreciated.

Prices are slightly up from last year. The pool has been purchased by Chargeurs.

Grade Price per pound
Choice white face $0.95
Medium white face $0.88
Non white face $0.80
Coarse white face $0.78
Short $0.72

The price you receive for your wool will be the above price minus a deduction for wool pool expenses (usually between 5 and 8 cents per pound). Maryland Sheep Breeders Association annual dues of $25 will be withheld on wool sales over $40.

Black and gray wool and wool from hair sheep or hair sheep crosses will not be accepted. Wet wool cannot be accepted. Any producer bringing wool in nylon square packs weighting 300 pounds or more will receive a 5-cent per pound bonus payment for their wool. A replacement wool pack will be issued with each pack containing 300 pounds or more.

Smaller lots of wool can be delivered in plastic trash bags or loose in your vehicle. Never use polypropylene feed bags, and avoid using burlap bags. Wool delivered in polypropylene bags will be refused, and wool delivered in burlap will be deducted 3 cents per pound.

Sheepman Supply Company (in Frederick) will be collecting small lots of wool to take to the pool in the week leading up to June 17. Please contact them at 1 (800) 331-9122 for more information.

For more information about the wool pool, contact the manager Emily Chamelin at (443) 244-2702 or

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