have a raw deal generally. The sheep that thrive on the hills don’t produce wool which is usable for anything but carpets, and for quite some time the cost of shearing has been around double the price a fleece would raise at auction, never mind the transport & packing costs. In part, this is because all wool has to go through the state monopoly, the Wool Marketing Board.
Two farmers have been working to find alternatives to burning their wool clip….
The BBC has details.