The British Wool Story
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Think Best of British. Think Wool
What We Do
Think Best of British. Think Wool
What We Do
Think Best of British. Think Wool
What We Do
Think Best of British. Think Wool
What We Do
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British Wool Overview

Collecting, grading, promoting and selling great British fleece wool since 1950.


The British Wool Story
 

We collect, grade, sell and promote fleece wool

We are the only organisation in the world that collects, grades, sells and promotes fleece wool. We are also the only remaining agricultural commodity board in the UK.

We are a non-profit making organisation

We receive no financial support. We operate commercially, but we are also a non-profit making organisation, returning to producers the market price for their wool.

Operations are carried out across the UK and Ireland

Day to day operations are run from our headquarters in Bradford. We also have smaller regional offices in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

2017 Latest Clip Value Guide

Your 2017 Average Clip Value Guide


£/kg after all costs and excluding VAT - for Your 2016 Actual Clip Values

Fine
203 - 291
Suffolk £0.82
Medium
305 - 399
Romney / Kent £1.00
Texel / Lleyn £0.90
Cross
403 - 491
Mule / Cross £0.86
Lustre
503 – 592
Bluefaced Leicester £3.15
Hill
600 - 699
Radnor / Beulah £0.76
Cheviot £1.20
Mountain
707 - 791
Blackface £0.60
Swaledale £0.40
Welsh £0.45
Future Sales Dates

Sales of British Wool


Will be held on the following dates in Bradford: (subject to alteration)

Animal Welfare

British Wool promote the highest standards of animal welfare as set out by the national agencies that enforce and legislate around this hugely important area of on-farm practices in the UK. We also provide country-wide shearing skills training to our wool producers to educate on best industry standards.

Find out more about our commitment to the care of sheep in the UK - please click here.

Campaign For Wool

The Campaign for Wool is a multi-national, cross-industry coalition working together to raise the profile of wool as the natural sustainable fibre for fashion and interiors.


Launched in January 2010, the Campaign for Wool embraces leading figures from the fashion industry, interior design, wool carpet manufacturers as well as the world of insulation and building.

British Sheep and their Wool

British Sheep Breeds and their Wool


There are more than 60 different breeds of sheep in Britain. More than in any other country. The breeds can be divided into groups:

Latest Blog

Meet Richard - the face of the British Wool story

October saw the launch of our new short film which explains the British Wool story - from farm to sale. Every blockbuster needs a star, and – alongside Boo the sheepdog - ours is Richard Wilson, a fourth generation sheep farmer from North Yorkshire. Richard is the perfect choice for our story - his family have been farmers for over 100 years, a heritage to be incredibly proud of.

British Wool Promotion

Raising awareness amongst consumers about the unique benefits offered by the fibre.

Since its launch in 2010, The Campaign for Wool has influenced a new demand for wool on an international scale, and it’s efforts have seen an outstanding threefold increase in the price farmers receive for their wool.


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