The Wool Clip
The Grindon wool clip is the major part of the entire farm production. The quality of the wool and the meticulous preparation over the years has made it well known and widely sought by the wool trade world wide.
The entire wool clip is sent to the Newcastle, N.S.W. wool sales where maximum competition for these wool types occurs. Most of the wool is sold in the first Newcastle sale at the end of August each year and Grindon wool has become well known at that centre.
The record price for Western Australian wool is held by Grindon, since 2003, when 8200 cents per kilogram was paid for a bale of 14 micron wool.
The ewe wool averages around 16.8 to 17.7 microns from a cut of 4.2 to 4.7 Kg per head. The hoggets, shorn with 11 months of un-tipped wool, average 15 to 15.5 microns with the finest bale measuring 13.7 microns in 2005. Wethers wool averages 16.5 to 17.5 microns depending on the season.
Grindon wool is generally very bright and white, finely crimped with good character and style.