British Wool is hosting the 2017 National Golden Fleece competition on November 8. All producers marketing their wool through British Wool are invited to enter. The key objectives of this competition are to showcase exceptional high quality of British wool and highlight the difference that fleece presentation can make in terms of increasing the value of producers’ wool.
A maximum of two fleeces per producer can be entered. These fleeces must be packaged separately to the remainder of the wool clip and be accompanied by a complete entry form. All individuals involved in the chain, from intermediate depots and collection points to on-farm collections, are making allowances for these separately packed fleeces.
On receipt of the competition entry, the fleece will be allocated to the appropriate category of the competition, either traditional carpet fleece or specialty/knitwear fleece. This is an important competition for both British Wool and its producers with entries being received from the length and breadth of the country. Producers in England are being encouraged to enter their fleeces and showcase the exceptional high quality of British wool.
To take home the title of British Wool National Golden Fleece Champion really is the ultimate accolade of superb quality wool for wool producers across the UK.