This video is about production of fibre from sheep and how it is used.
Video in review: Thyne McGreggor works at Willalooka Pastoral Company, SA. The dominant/well known sheep in Australia are the Merino, bred for wool. Merino wool is used for clothing, whereas the southdown wool has lower quality and is used for fibre (like carpet). The wool is graded.
Filming at the Minijumbuck, a wool bedding company, SA, which has been around since 1970s. It has a unique branding using the rams head. Wool is a natural fibre, sustainable, renewable and biodegradable, where there are work opportunities, and use of cutting edge technology – efficient machinery, computerised, precision, reliable.
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