oa Agroanimalia - Effect of sheltering on the weathering of wool

Volume 9, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0302-7104



In order to limit weathering, the effect of protection by means of sheep blankets and shade was investigated. Four uniform groups of 20 mature Merino wethers, selected according to fleece density, were kept in adjacent camps of typical Karoo veld for successive periods of 9 months (Period 1) and 12 months (Period 2) respectively.

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