Code of practice
for the clip preparation of black and coloured wool

Anne Patterson's woolshed, White-Rock, Cannington, Cave, South Canterbury

The New Zealand Wool Industry Code of Practice for Clip Preparation of Black and Coloured Wool (October 2000) is intended to bring consensus to wool preparation guidelines for growers producing pigmented wool, and wool pools handling pigmented wool entering the commercial wool trade. The Code of Practice clearly states the specific responsibilities of growers, shearers, wool handlers and wool graders in preparing this section of the New Zealand wool clip. If the recommendations are followed the chance of contaminating the white section of the national clip will be minimised while meeting the needs of the textile processor and at the same time, maximising wool returns to the grower.

This Code of Practice has been produced by the Black and Coloured Sheep Breeders Association of New Zealand (Inc.) and is endorsed by the New Zealand Classer Registration Advisory Industry Group (CRAIG). The intent of this document is consistent with the New Zealand Wool Industry Code of Practice for Clip Preparation as managed by CRAIG on behalf of the New Zealand Wool Industry. Any changes to this Code of Practice shall be made in consultation with CRAIG.

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