Loading the Wool: Destination China

17 Nov
Loading the Wool:  Destination China

Most of the sheep were sheared last May.  Since we didn’t receive any bids on it, we stored it in our new hoop shed, north of Dixon.  Our friendly wool broker, Mike Corn of Roswell Wool, advised us that the market should be active come fall, so we waited for that time.  Sure enough, we sold the wool to a buyer who will ship it to China for further processing.  Here are photos of the wool being loaded onto a truck for California.  Due to California’s Byzantine regulations, this truck will take it to Bakersfield, where it will be reloaded for transport to the port, where it will be loaded again onto a ship.

Wool bags stored in the hoop building

The truck got stuck in the mud and we used the tractor to pull it out.

Timeteo loading the bales onto the tractor

Loading the wool into the semi, where our employees stacked it in an orderly manner.


Posted by on November 17, 2012 in Events, Folks, Peruvian sheepherders


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3 responses to “Loading the Wool: Destination China

  1. Chris Anderson

    November 25, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    glad you found sale for it finally. Most of what I shear around here goes to the dump. I do hear the price is getting better, one of my bigger shearing jobs said they got good price on their white face wool, better than in a long time. Hang in there, keep raising them sheep, great to see some people still are. Most of the big outfits here around Vernal have gone now, everythings oilfield.

  2. muriel

    December 13, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    Greetings from California. Byzantine regulations is so right!!! But what is the problem that the load had to be transferred in Bakersfield?

    • Ladder Ranch

      December 13, 2012 at 8:43 PM

      Apparently they regulate the trucks going into the port.


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