How much did your wool bring?

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Title:
How much did your wool bring?
Portion of title:
FCS information
Physical Description:
v. : ill ; 23-26.
Language:
English
Creator:
United States -- Farmer Cooperative Service
Publisher:
Farmer Cooperative Service
Place of Publication:
Washington, D.C
Publication Date:
Frequency:
irregular
completely irregular

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Subjects / Keywords:
Agriculture -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
Genre:
serial   ( sobekcm )
federal government publication   ( marcgt )

Notes

General Note:
Description based on: 1 (Dec. 1955); title from caption.
General Note:
Latest issue consulted: 110 (Sept. 1977)
General Note:
Each issue has an individual title, some individual titles issued serially.

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
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aleph - 004754629
oclc - 471831431
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AA00008498:00001

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Farmer Cooperative, Service


in cooperation with


INFORMATION 15


Reprinted without change


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FARMER
S. DEPA


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COOPERATIVE
TMENT OF


SERVICE


AGRICULTURE


WASHINGTON


Joseph G. Knapp, Administrator


The


Farmer Cooperative Service conduct


research studies


and service


activities s
engaged


assistance


in marketing


farm


farmers
products,


connection


with


purchasing farm


cooperatives


supplies,


supplying


business


services.


The work of the Service relates to prob-


lems


management,


organization,


policies,


merchandising,


product


quality, costs, efficiency, financing,


and membership.


The
with


Service


officials


publishes


the results of such studies; confer


farmer


cooperative


works


with


and advises
educational


agencies,


cooperatives,


others in the dissemination of information


relating to cooperative principles


and practices.


This material was first issued in 1947 by the Cooperative Research and
Service Division of Farm Credit Administration (now Farmer Coopera-


tive Service) and Federal Extension Service.


J.L


. Van Horn was author


and T


W. Pritchard was illustrator.


Both were then with the Coopera-


tive Research and Service Division, FCA.


The


information


still


demand


so Farmer Cooperative Service is


issuing


this


reprint.


While figures on price


are for


1947, they can be


adjusted for conditions today.

In this publication the following assumptions are made:


clean


wool


considered


to be the same grade and quality.


Value of clean wool


-$1


a pound.


Shrinkage is
in the fleece.


"dirt"
J


considered


as the


percentage


foreign material


For the sake of simplicity the writer uses the word


instead of shrinkage in some places.





RETURN


FLEECE


DOES






INCREASED


SHRINKAGE


LOWERS


GREASE


VALUE


I THEN IF I
BY ADDING
y/ -PR


I


CENTS
50
a-S. 40


INCREASE MY WEIGHT
i DIRT THE GREASE
ICE GOES DOWN ?


SURE I
DOES /


5 30
4-
3 20
2
I 10


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)






INCREASE


AMOUNT


CLEAN


WOOL


THEN HOW CAN I
INCREASE MY RETURN
PER FLEECE ?


INCREASE THE
AMOUNT OF
CLEAN WOOL!
LOOK HERE.
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THE U.S. SHEEP EXPERIMENT STATION
FOUND THAT EACH a. INCH INCREASE IN
STAPLE LENGTH INCREASED
BREED GRADE CLEAN FLEECE
BREED GRADE WE EIGHT
(PoUNDS
RAMBOUILLET FINE .7
TARGHEE /2 BLOOD .5
CORRIEDALE /8s BLOOD 4


COLUMBIA


YOU SELECT


RAMS


BREEDING


TIME?
-I


ONLY PUT RAMS


THAT GREW OVER 3 INCHES


OF WOOL


IN 12 MONTHS


WITH MY CHOICE EWES


7


'/s's and


4
ml


tOUR


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PERCENT


YIELD


DETERMINES


GREASE


PRICE




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's: ': *i^ /..iM,: BE' ^M *


AVERAGE


PRICE


CAN


PENALTY


WHY NOT?THEY EACH
RECEIVED THE SAME
PRICE PER POUND
DIDN'T THEY? --


VALUE PI


4YES BUT THERE
WAS A 10 CENT
DIFFERENCE IN THE
ACTUAL VALUE OF
THE GREASE WOOL
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ER POUND




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,. INCREASE THE INCREASE THE

RETURN PER FLEECE CLEAN WOOL
STO PUT EXTRA TO GET INCREASED ..
MONEY IN THE BANK RETURN PE R
FLEECE :
I.
S*
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ft.
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TO INCREASE CLEAN WOOL
I. USE GOOD BREEDING STOCK. 1 WHEN DIRT
2. FEED SUFFICIENTLY. "
3.ENCOURAGE OPEN HERDING. INCREASES
4 CHANGE BEDGROUNDS. GREASE VALUE
5. KEEP SHEEP FREE AS
DECREASES
POSSIBLE FROM PARASITES
6.KEEP VEGETABLE MATTER
OUT OF WOOL .


4*i.


2 ...


VALUE OF \ IF YOU HAVE LIGHT
_ CLEAN WOOL SHRINKAGE WOOL
I CLT.EA WO 'INSIST ON A PRICE :.
TIMES THE BAE O.TS*
4 ,,1, ..-..(. .,- BASED ON ITS :
m PERCENT OF ACTUAL VALUE :
*a.
CLEAN WOOL IF YOU HAVE HEAVY -:.
EQUALS THE t SHRINKAGE WOOL
VALUE OF BE WILLING TO ACCEPT I
GREASE WOOL A PRICE BASED ON ITS
GREASE WOOLH
ACTUAL VALUE :
i* *
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