Biological influences on the quality properties of wool

Author: D.J. Visser
Year: 1985
Issue: 3
Volume: 15
Page: 123 - 127

Although only 3,9% of the total world wool production is produced here, South Africa is well known for the high quality of its wool and its classing. In this article quality differences of a biological nature are identified (breeding, feeding and management) and the relationship between certain physical and chemical fleece and fibre properties and their monetary value are examined.


Keywords: appearance, clean yield, fineness, length, tensile strength, Wool quality
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