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PW2.1 Measuring and managing wool quality

These Practical Wisdom Notes include practical information that the Sheep CRC has developed from the scientific research carried out during 2007–2014.

It is intended as a source of information to help the Sheep Industry put into practice some of these new ideas.



  1. Knitted wool fabrics can have soft handle but still prickle
  2. ‘Wool Comfort Factor’ does not predict garment comfort
  3. Wools of 18 microns and finer provide next-to-skin comfort
  4. Staple strength—use genetics to make real progress



  1. Implications of wool measurement systems for producers
  2. Implications of wool measurement systems for retailers

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