Member information & Wool Values
The UK has more sheep breeds than any country in the world - over sixty different breeds cared for by more than forty thousand farmers on hills and lowlands.
The diversity of breed and fleece type means British wool can be used in a broad range of applications including flooring, bedding, furnishings, insulation and apparel.
British Wool sells wool on behalf of its members to global markets through auction, to processors, manufacturers, retailers and ultimately consumers.
Payments to sheep farmers are made at the end of the year after British Wool has sold the wool on behalf of its members.
Payments reflect both the weight and quality of wool delivered and are based on the average price achieved for each type throughout the season.
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