Pooginook aims to maintain our existing lifetime production of mules free high-quality wool that can handle varied climates. We aim to maintain fleece value whilst improving ewe efficiency, fast early growth, carcass and reduce breech wrinkle.
We have shorn our breeders 6 monthly for 20 years. In our environment during 2018 - 2020, on average the breeders cut 8.5kg per year at 19.5 micron. During this time, the 1 year old rams cut on average 4.7kg in 6 months at 17.9 micron.
- Wool suitable for variable climates
- Improved wool yield
- Improved $/DSE/Ha
- Improved $/ewe
- No breech modification to sheep enables in-specification wool premiums and more market access
OUR WOOL QUALITY
Pooginook strives to produce deep crimping white lustrous wool with a bundled lock structure, growing from a loose pliable plain skin. In order to maintain our current clean fleece weights we are balancing staple length, follicle density, yield and surface area.
Peter Small – Chairman of Toorallie – since 2014 has returned each year to purchase wool for their men and women's knitwear range following his experience of "Pooginook growing wools with superior processing qualities particularly softness and sheen".