Resources

General Sheep and Wool Resources

Wool Pools for Maryland Producers

(Last updated April 2017)

Keep in mind each pool has different preferred methods of packaging wool and some have limits on the number of trash bags you’re allowed to bring. Please contact your pool early so you can be prepared at shearing with the proper bags, whether that is burlap sausage bags, plastic sausage bags, or nylon square packs.

Pennsylvania wool pools

Berks/Chester County Wool Pool
Morgan Firestine
1238 County Welfare Road, Ste 110
Lees Port, PA 19533
Phone: 610-378-7961

Bucks-Montgomery Co-op Wool Pool
Rodney Gilbert
471 Almshouse Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: 215-489-2247
Fax: 215-489-2224

Cumberland Coop Sheep & Wool Growers Association
Donna Duncan
1100 Claremont Road
Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone: 717-243-8069

Mercer County Coop & Western PA Wool Pool
Robert Calvert
735 N Perry Highway
Mercer, PA 16137
Phone: 724-475-3119
Fax: 724-662-1933

Somerset County Sheep & Wool Growers Wool Pool
Scott Baer
718 Geiger Road
Friedens, PA 15541-8113
Phone: 814-443-2402
Fax: 814-445-5162

Other Pools

Virginia Sheep Producers also puts on multiple wool pool collection sites during June and July. Keep an eye on their website or contact them directly for locations and dates: http://www.vasheepproducers.com/index.html.

If you are closer to West Virginia, the West Virginia Shepherds Federation puts on wool pools at multiple sites in the state. For more information contact: Ronald Fletcher, 578 Cabin Run Road, Middlebourne, WV 26149, 304-758-4819.

Emily Chamelin is buying wool directly for Groenewold Fur and Wool. She can help simplify the process by picking up your wool, weighing it, and cutting you a check on the spot if necessary. She travels frequently around the region and is happy to pick up wool when she is nearby. Her goal is to make selling your wool as simple as possible. Contact Emily to arrange for a pickup or if you have any questions: 443-244-2702, , www.chamelinshearing.org.

Facebook Groups

Some of these are closed groups, but may be worth joining if that’s where your interest lies.

County Associations

Frederick

www.fredericksheepbreeders.com

All are welcome to join. Members are from 6 counties: Anne Arundel, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery, and Washington Counties, plus a few members from out-of-state. Extensive “Links” tab.

Peter Vorac, President — (301) 371-4111 —
Patty Sanville, Secretary — (240) 357-1437 —
Dawn Richardson, Treasurer — (301) 908-5985 —