National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

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walk the wool chain 

Want to find out more about wool and Walk the Wool Chain in 2019? 

  • Find out how British Wool works for you
  • Walk the wool processing chain from fleece to end product
  • Hear tips from British Wool experts 

A farmer-run organisation, British Wool was established in 1950 to operate a central marketing system for UK fleece wool, with the aim of achieving the best possible net return for producers. British Wool is also responsible for shearing and related training, marketing and promotional work on behalf of the sheep wool industry.

Day-to-day operations are run from the Board's headquarters in Bradford, with regional offices in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  You will meet at Wool House for an introductory talk on the role of the British Wool and view the electronic wool auction.  Tour British Wool’s grading depot in Bradford and travel to a scouring plant (scouring and carding).

For further details and information email Laura Johnson or call  01274 688666.


Lizzie Coar, from Lancashire FYFC, has been on a Walk the Wool Chain tour

“I don’t think any of us comprehended how complex the wool supply chain was once the wool left the sheep’s back. The sheer scale of the Bradford depot was incredible and the skill of the graders really amazed us, particularly the fact that a five year apprentice course has to be completed to become a fully trained grader."



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