General Sheep and Wool Resources
- Maryland Small Ruminant Page
- American Sheep Industry Association/Sheep Industry News
- American Lamb Board
- USDA/APHIS Scrapie Disease Information
- National Lamb Feeders Association
- The Livestock Conservancy
- American Grassfed Association
- Maryland Grazers Network
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
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.
Some of these are closed groups, but may be worth joining if that’s where your interest lies.
- Maryland Farmer’s Exchange (Closed Group)
- Maryland Real Farmers Exchange (Public Group)
- Sheep Farmers (Closed Group)
- MSBA Member Marketplace (Public Group)
- Sheep for Sale (Closed Group)
- Sheep for Sale Maryland (Public Group)
- Sheep and sheep stuff for sale or wanted- North East USA (Closed Group)
- Raw Wool for Sale (Closed Group)
- Fiber Artists & Yarn Spinners (Closed Group)
- Fiber Artists Marketplace (Public Group)
- Fiber Equipment for Sale (Public Group)
- All Fiber Equipment For Sale (Closed Group)
- Fiber Processing Equipment For Sale (Public Group)
Frederick County Sheep Breeders
Patricia Sanville, President
Dedicated to all things related to sheep and goats. Offering a variety of opportunities to our members, and educational and community experiences to those interested in learning more about the sheep and goats we raise. Membership is not limited to Frederick County residents. Find us at www.fredericksheepbreeders.com.