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Last Updated On: 01/02/2017  

 

The Federation is actively engaged in the following activities to accomplish their objectives.


(A)  Procurement of Sheep and Angora wool.


For long-term sustainability of the sector in general and breeders in particular, the Federation undertakes procurement of sheep and angora wool directly from the breeders. This ensures remunerative prices, MARKETING facilities to the breeders and elimination of middlemen.


(b)  Sheep Shearing:


Traditionally the sheep are reared by nomads/tribesmen called the `Gaddi` in Chamba & Kangra districts who migrate alongwith their livestock to alpine pastures in summers and to lower hills/plains during the winters in search of pastures. The Federation is taking care of sheep shearing requirements in the State in a most modernized way by using imported sheep shearing machines. The sheep shearing facilities are being provided at the pasture level.


(c)  Sheep wool scouring:


The Federation is providing wool washing and drying facilities at Palampur. Wool is washed by a mechanical procedure using detergents to remove the washable impurities like dust, dirt & grease. It is also the first mechanical step towards processing of wool.


(d)  MARKETING:


The Federation is actively engaged in the MARKETING of sheep and angora wool. For this purpose the established markets of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan are regularly studied and all out efforts are made to fetch best possible price. Before selling the wool, grading of the same is done by the technical personnel of the Federation. The normal sales cycle is for 30 to 45 days depending upon the market variables

 

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