Classification

Categories:
*New Season Spring Lambskins – from young lambs never shorn
*Shorn Lambskins – at least once shorn
*Sheepskins – skins from mature sheep

Classification

Preservation:
Drumsalted:
Skins are headtrimmed and placed in a slow turning drum with fresh fine stoved salt containing bactericides and fungicides. Drums are rotated for approximately 90 minutes. 2.5-3kg of salt per skin is used.

Wool Style:
Good/Super:
Good colour; free or nearly free of burr and/or seed; may include light dusty but high yielding skins.

Ordinary:
Light to moderate bury and/or seed and/or dusty and/or heavier conditioned wool and/or discoloured wool, may include slightly damaged wool.

Pelt Quality:
First:
Abattoir standard pelts of good shape may include light rib, free from flay and knife cuts.

Seconds:
Abattoir standard pelts may include light rib, neck and/or flank cuts, slightly misshapen, light seed, otherwise similar to firsts.

Thirds:
Abattoir standard pelts may contain medium rib and/or light to medium seed and/or cuts, misshapen, prime area free of main defects.

Damaged:
May contain cuts and/or heavy rib and/or seed and/or misshapen, or otherwise damaged. Badly damaged skins or inferior pelts are excluded.