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wool

(wul),
The hair of the sheep; sometimes, when defatted, used as a surgical dressing.
Synonym(s): lana
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Thus the objective of this research was to estimate the effect of various environmental factors on greasy wool yield at first shearing greasy wool yield at second shearing and annual greasy wool yield in Buchi sheep from the nucleus herd at the Livestock Experimental Station in Jugaitpir.
A note from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said: "For our wool industry, an industry priority of zero tariff for greasy wool, a premier Australian export industry, will be achieved within four years, and for other wool items within 10 years." Mutual tariffs on woolen textile products will be removed over the next 15 years.
Mr Langrish said it was clear that deliveries of greasy wool were caught up in the general ban on all products from UK livestock, imposed by China in February 2001.
They are divided into two main categories: - a) Textile fibres : acrylic, cotton, elastane, flax and other bast fibres (hemp, jute and ramie), greasy wool and other keratin fibres (wool from sheep, camel, alpaca, goat), man-made cellulose fibres (viscose, lyocell, acetate, cupro, triacetate), polyamide, polyester and polypropylene.
The sharp rise in the price of greasy wool in the international market has hit Indian woollen yarn manufacturers hard.
Defra and Animal Health are taking immediate action to agree export health certificates for breeding pigs, pig meat, skins, hides, greasy wool and dairy products to allow trade to re-start as soon as possible.
The prices were pushed up in Australia, the largest supplier of greasy wool in the world, due to slaughtering of Merino sheep after pastures dried up due to scanty rainfall in Western Australia and cyclones in Victoria.