Our foundation Rambouillet sheep come from one of the best wool flocks in the United States, the Erk Ranch in South Dakota. Our Cormo sheep were selected from excellent flocks in Illinois and West Virginia. Our management practices are focused on optimizing wool quality through our feeding practices, clean pasture program, and by coating our ewes. When we harvest wool, we hire professional sheerers experienced in fine wool sheep (to minimize second cuts), we have a crew which carefully skirts and grades the wool, and then we roll the fleeces in paper (noodling) to ensure good air flow while also protecting the wool from contamination.  Finally, we test our wool using a professional lab for micron (size), comfort factor, and other key wool characteristics. We use this information both for informational purposes for our customers and to guide our breeding and management program to keep improving the wool quality with every generation!

At Mesta Meadows providing the best quality care for our sheep, and the best care of the wool they produce is extremely important.  As such, we are proud to announce that we have completed Level 1 certification for the American Wool Assurance certification.  We are currently working on level 2.  This certification is about achieving standards to provide the highest quality of wool possible.  We have also completed Level 1 certification for the Sheep Safety & Quality Assurance from the American Sheep Industry.  This certification is about providing the highest quality care possible for the amazing sheep that produce our wool.  We are also working on level 2 of this certification. 

 

While we think our wool quality and our average 5 star rating on Etsy speaks for itself, don't take our word for it, listen to a few reviews form our customers!

 

Aron on Jun 12, 2022

5 out of 5 stars    
Cormo Wool! finest of wools. We are in the process of cleaning the wool. Some part is done. It came so clean and smooth, that the only thing left for us is to get the lanolin off, then we get brilliant white, soft, and smooth tufts. unbelievable! I showed these to the people who will dye them and spin them to thread, they said that they never handled such fine wool! The natural care that went into these sheep is noti
ceable a

t every step of the process.

Nikole on Jun 5, 2020

5 out of 5 stars    

Lovely, exactly as described, clearly well cared for sheep and very clean wool. Definitely feel I got my money worth! Very fast shipping and well packed. Will shop here again. Thank you!

Norman on May 21, 2020

5 out of 5 stars    

this wool is so soft and full. it is so beautiful. thank you for taking such good care of the animals.

SB on Jan 21, 2020

SB Parido added a photo of their purchase
5 out of 5 stars    
Gorgeous- washed up beautifully- can’t keep my hands off of it!!!