*New Season Spring Lambskins – from young lambs never shorn
*Shorn Lambskins – at least once shorn
*Sheepskins – skins from mature sheep
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.
Good colour; free or nearly free of burr and/or seed; may include light dusty but high yielding skins.
Light to moderate bury and/or seed and/or dusty and/or heavier conditioned wool and/or discoloured wool, may include slightly damaged wool.
Abattoir standard pelts of good shape may include light rib, free from flay and knife cuts.
Abattoir standard pelts may include light rib, neck and/or flank cuts, slightly misshapen, light seed, otherwise similar to firsts.
Abattoir standard pelts may contain medium rib and/or light to medium seed and/or cuts, misshapen, prime area free of main defects.
May contain cuts and/or heavy rib and/or seed and/or misshapen, or otherwise damaged. Badly damaged skins or inferior pelts are excluded.