Below you will find details of what we currently have available for sale - both livestock and produce.
To order from us, please contact us so that we can discuss your requirements.
Aged black and white rams.
Black and White ram lambs
Please contact us for details
White ewe lambs ( generally available after clipping)
No black lambs until after clipping.
We have no ewes available at present as we will shortly be lambing but may be offering some for sale later in the summer.
We have very little fleece left from 2016 clip If you are only requiring a small quantity please contact us to enquire.
Otherwise mail us to place an order for this years clip. Last year demand outstripped supply so we cannot guarantee to fill any large orders completely but will do our best to allocate fairly, priority being given to regular customers.
We shear in June but it takes some time to prepare the fleeces for sale. We always sell fleece at Woolfest at the Mart in Cockermouth at the end of June ( this year Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th June). We have both raw and washed fleece and a small quantity dyed for handicraft purposes but we don’t sell spun wool. If you wish to order and collect at Woolfest please email us.
Any orders for this years clip for posting will not be processed until after Woolfest but it is advisable to order in advance.
When ordering it would help if you let us know what you were planning to use the fleece for and the staple length you require - some locks are very tighly crimped and others are more open and easier for spinners whilst felters often look for long, crimped locks.
Occasionally we sell separated locks in small quantities raw or washed to order.
All shearling ewe fleeces are washed on the sheep with cold water.
All other fleeces have had daggings, dirty skirting, matted and crayon marked wool removed. It is generally pretty clean though some ram fleece will need a good wash.
All fleece is bagged in polythene bags, and labelled with weight, staple length, cost and comment on the type of fleece.
We sell raw wool by the whole fleece. It is priced per kilo by the quality of the wool. Weights are between 2.5 and 5 kg.
An average ewe fleece costs £16/kg roughly £40 - £60 (staple length 5” - 10”) .
Shearling fleece,( the first fleece from a sheep is clipped as a yearling) is the longest fleece (staple 10" - 14'') is more expensive than fleece from an older ewe which becomes shorter as the ewe ages.
We wash a few fleeces by hand and sell them in small quantities.
Prices: Note: Fleece prices are inclusive of VAT
|White fleece||£14 - £20 per kg|
|Black fleece||£18 - £22 per kg|
|Shearling fleece |
(staple length 10 - 13in)
|starts at £17 per kg|
|White/ Natural coloured||£3 - £6/ £4 - £8 per 100g|
|Dyed||£1 per 10g|
These are from the ram lambs which are killed for meat. We salt the skins and then send them to Mary Macalister for tanning at her tannery at Torrisdale Castle, Carradale, Argyll.
She processes them by hand, organically, the wool has a long silky staple and the skins are bigger than a normal sheepskin. Prices start at £150.
We have a few of each colour.