Wool specimen, stud ewe, bred by A Dowling, Coreena Station, Barcaldine, Queensland, Australia, 1902
Wool specimen from a stud ewe that was unhoused and grass fed. There is a blue ribbon tied around the middle of the specimen and a small oval tag attached to the blue ribbon.
This sample of wool was tested in June 2007 by the Interactive Wool Group. They used the OFDA2000 instrument for fleece testing. The following are the results for this specimen:
Microns: 20.9 microns (3.1 Standard Deviation)
(average fibre diameter)
Staple length: 80 mm
Mean fibre curvature: 100.8 Dg/mm
(A measurement in degrees
per mm related to
Comfort Factor: 99.5 %
(The % of fibres equal
to or less than 30 microns)
Handwritten text on the tag reads 'F7286 / Stud Ewe' and on reverse 'No 18 / Dowling / Coreena / Q'land'