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How to Obtain Samples & Prepare Samples for Testing
Find the last rib as shown by the white square in the above photo.
Cut a 2” square using scissors, blade shears, or electric clippers. Clip as close to the skin as possible. A minimum of 2” growth is needed as well. Do not disturb the locks.
Place fleece sample in a plastic Ziploc bag with the sheep’s name, date of birth, and date sample taken on a card in the bag or written on the bag.
Send sample to a wool testing facility with the appropriate funds and your information.
Taking a Sample:
Wool Testing Facilities
Texas A&M Agrilife Research
The Bill Sims Wool & Mohair Research Laboratory
Attn: Faron Pfeiffer
7887 U.S. Highway 87 N.
San Angelo, TX 76901-9714
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