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Ewes should weigh from 100 to 120 pounds and produce a fleece or 14 to 18 pounds. The rams range in weight from 160 to 180 pounds at maturity and produce fleece of upwards of 25 pounds.
They need to be shorn at least once a year because their wool does not stop growing. If the coat is allowed to grow, it can cause heat stress, mobility issues and blindness.
BIODEGRADABLE AND GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
When you buy Merino, you’re doing the planet a favour. Your Merino knitwear will last for years, but when you're ready to pass it on, it will decompose in a matter of months. And not in 400 million years like synthetics. It’s nice to know it’s biodegradable and won’t be stuffing up the environment you love so much. Even the Prince of Wales is on board with this one!
It can be discarded straight into your compost bin. Wool is an animal protein and as such it can be used as a soil fertilizer. Win win!
KEEPS YOU WARMER.
Thank goodness technology has evolved and wool isn’t as rough or itchy as it was back then! If you’re looking for warm knitwear, Merino is the ‘go to’ yarn. The warmth to weight ratio is completely unrivalled except cashmere.
Merino wool fibres are incredibly fine, almost one-tenth the width of human hair and feels softer and lighter against your skin than most synthetics.
BREATHABLE & TEMPERATURE REGULATING
Merino’s next most important performance quality is temperature regulation. On a cool morning, one Merino layer will keep you warm, but as the temperature rises, it will breathe and temperature regulate enough to help prevent you from overheating - meaning a single layer will work well from cool to warm, or warm to cool.
In plain English, Merino will move sweat and moisture away from your skin and release it as vapour, ultimately helping to keep you more comfortable. Merino can actually absorb up to 35% of its own weight in moisture! More importantly, it will still stay warm even when it’s wet right through.
Contrary to popular belief, Merino wool isn't prickly, itchy or an allergen.
STAIN & ODOUR RESISTANT
Merino wool fibres have a natural protective outer layer that helps prevent stains from being absorbed. And because Merino wool tends not to generate static, it attracts less dust and lint as well! Merino is stink-free. It’s simply thanks to the anti-microbial properties found naturally in Merino. It has a natural ability to repel the bacteria that causes the smell.
Merino wool is machine washable.
Wool’s inherent chemical structure makes it naturally flame resistant. It is a highly trusted natural fibre, unlike Cotton that catches alight at 255°C, where Merino doesn't ignite until the temperature reaches a staggering 570-600°C. Polyester melts at 252-292°C, whereas wool never melts so it can’t stick and caused bodily harm like many common synthetics.