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(Stuff.co.nz)   Shortage of wool causes prices to rise 11 percent in one month. That's not just some yarn the sheep farmers are spinning   (stuff.co.nz) divider line 17
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2014-07-19 10:53:40 AM  
I can barely contain my angora.
 
2014-07-19 12:40:33 PM  
This is what happens when the Scots only breed the cute ones.
 
2014-07-19 01:21:23 PM  
Interesting. I've heard complaints from a guy raising sheep that so many people wore synthetic insulating garments that there was hardly a market for their wool, and prices were depressed. Of course, the last time I talked to the pretentious hipster dipshiat that was trying to do that was at least 5 years ago.
 
2014-07-19 01:54:13 PM  
I'll trade them for either some wood, or some brick
 
2014-07-19 02:04:10 PM  

forgotmydamnusername: Interesting. I've heard complaints from a guy raising sheep that so many people wore synthetic insulating garments that there was hardly a market for their wool, and prices were depressed. Of course, the last time I talked to the pretentious hipster dipshiat that was trying to do that was at least 5 years ago.


Given the booming knitting industry I find that hard to believe (and yes, there are entirely US based operations).  He was probably some dumbass that was trying to charge angora prices for basic merino, and that just isn't supportable.  Also, Shetland wool is so much nicer.
 
2014-07-19 02:19:31 PM  

forgotmydamnusername: Interesting. I've heard complaints from a guy raising sheep that so many people wore synthetic insulating garments that there was hardly a market for their wool, and prices were depressed. Of course, the last time I talked to the pretentious hipster dipshiat that was trying to do that was at least 5 years ago.


This spring, I took my little guys to a sheep shearing demonstration. After the sheep was de-clothed, they gave away the wool saying that it was only worth between 1 and 2 dollars and that they had stopped shearing sheep because the costs of separating the wool from the sheep far outstripped what it was worth on the open market.  That's the news here from small town Ontario...
 
2014-07-19 02:36:15 PM  
Interesting. I've heard complaints from a guy raising sheep that so many people wore synthetic insulating garments that there was hardly a market for their wool, and prices were depressed. Of course, the last time I talked to the pretentious hipster dipshiat that was trying to do that was at least 5 years ago.

Maybe somebody was just trying to needle you and just knitted a tale together.
 
2014-07-19 02:42:30 PM  

forgotmydamnusername: Interesting. I've heard complaints from a guy raising sheep that so many people wore synthetic insulating garments that there was hardly a market for their wool, and prices were depressed. Of course, the last time I talked to the pretentious hipster dipshiat that was trying to do that was at least 5 years ago.


Turns out, 5-6 years ago coarse wool prices were half of what they are now.  Everything is on the internet, and some of it is not even porn.
 
2014-07-19 03:41:42 PM  
Shortage of wool? Yeah, sure, everyone believes it.

Shortage of oil? Oh no, that's just evil bastards making money!
 
2014-07-19 04:14:07 PM  
This is wool shiat. When wool the price come down?

Wool.
 
2014-07-19 04:56:54 PM  

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: forgotmydamnusername: Interesting. I've heard complaints from a guy raising sheep that so many people wore synthetic insulating garments that there was hardly a market for their wool, and prices were depressed. Of course, the last time I talked to the pretentious hipster dipshiat that was trying to do that was at least 5 years ago.

Given the booming knitting industry I find that hard to believe (and yes, there are entirely US based operations).  He was probably some dumbass that was trying to charge angora prices for basic merino, and that just isn't supportable.  Also, Shetland wool is so much nicer.


Blue-Faced Leicester is nice. Long staple length, doesn't pill as bad.

If I had the means, I would soooo join the local fiber CSA (yes, there is such a thing! For fiber!) It's this lovely alpaca farm up in Plano (Texas) and they sell shares of mostly alpaca but I think also some wool. You can have it spun for you if you want, too. And you can get farm-fresh eggs. I love that it's local and the people who own the farm are really nice.

/cool story or whatever.
 
2014-07-19 05:22:12 PM  

loonatic112358: I'll trade them for either some wood, or some brick


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2014-07-19 05:50:41 PM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: loonatic112358: I'll trade them for either some wood, or some brick


Can't get development cards, or settlements without sheep

When you go to the variations sheep become even more important for soldiers or ships
 
2014-07-19 09:01:23 PM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: loonatic112358: I'll trade them for either some wood, or some brick

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I've got wood for sheep!

/that didn't come our right...
//or did it?
 
2014-07-19 11:09:07 PM  
I follow some English shepherds on Twitter and about a month ago one was saying that because of continued low demand for wool, he gets about 20p for the wool clipped from one sheep.
 
2014-07-19 11:16:31 PM  
Darn.
 
2014-07-20 01:36:23 AM  
These sheep look like they are organized.

bobbleheaddad.com
 
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