classing(redirected from sheep classing)
categorizing according to quality, usually relative to a prestated set of rules, e.g. wool classing, sheep classing, cow classing. In some breed stud books animals may have to pass specific tests to be admitted to a special register of superior animals.
bulk wool classing
small amounts of wool from small flocks are mixed together in a wool store to make a useful sized lot, then classed lines.
classifying sheep and drafting into classes on the basis of wool yield, wool quality and conformation. Carried out as a basis for making up mating groups or groups of sheep for sale when even lines are required by purchasers.
grading of the wool into even lines based on type, fiber diameter, yield after cleaning, and eventual commercial value.