Our country is seeing a decline in wool production due to the increase in costs for harvesting wool. Fewer and fewer people are shearing sheep, and those who remain are charging exorbitant prices, reducing profitability in producing good wool.
Cestari is immediately making the following changes:
1. We are raising the price we will pay for quality wool similar to that which we produce.
2. Starting in the Spring of 2017, we will be bringing mature sheep to our farm one tractor trailer load at a time, and will sell them to new and established sheep people. We will instruct the new comers how to raise wool sheep, then we will buy their wool and lambs at above market price.
3. We are in the process of working on an invention that will reduce the cost of shearing sheep, which will be more humane and comfortable for the sheep, as well as making the wool more economical to harvest.
How can you support our endeavor?
Consider purchasing our U.S.A. raised and manufactured wool and wool blend yarns. Our lines that contain wool are the Traditional Collection, the Mt. Vernon Collection, the Ash Lawn Collection, and the Montpelier Collection.
Help us improve and increase the wool sheep numbers in the U.S.A.!
Thank you for your continued support,
CEO, Cestari Sheep & Wool Company
Farming is a lifelong passion for Francis Chester. Born in Brooklyn, he moved to Long Island, NY as soon as he could and learned about vegetable gardening, how to milk goats, and how to care for chickens.