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8 Farm Facts About Wool

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All 50 states across the nation produced Sheeps and, according to a 2016 study, over twenty five million pounds of wool are produced annually in the USA.

  1. sheep producers traditionally harvest wool during the months of spring.
  2. More than half of American-produced wool is shorn and sold during April, May and June.
  3. On average each shorn sheep produces 7.2 pounds of greasy wool.
  4. One pound of wool can make up to 10 miles of yarn.
  5. Baseballs contain wool, rubber or cork, and horsehide or cowhide.
  6. There are 150 yards (450 feet) of wool yarn in one baseball. 
  7. Texas is the leading producer of wool nationwide.
  8. One of the biggest consumers of domestic wool production is the United States military.

Sources: American Sheep Industry AssociationUSDA National Agricultural Statistics ServiceAgricultural Marketing Resource Center

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M.Sc (Hons) Horticulture & Member of PSHS (Pakistan Society Horticulture Science) and Working as Field Facilitator in CAB International

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