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