Our merino sheep, their natural pure merino wool fibre and environmental integrity is the heart of our family farming life and business.
Non Mulesed Tasmanian Merino Fleece
All Barega merino wool is non mulesed and chemical free. All ultrafine and superfine merino fleeces are specially prepared to the buyer specification and to met Australian Wool Industry standard. Barega merino is Australian wool grown in an environment of care for our merino sheep and respect of our ecosystems.
Barega Superfine Merino Sheep
They are an easy care merino, bred on property using Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs) through Merinoselect in Sheep Genetics Australia.
Barega merino sires and dams have worm egg resistance (WEC), eye muscle diameter (EMD) and fat (FAT) traits ranking in the top 10 percent in Sheep Genetics Australia Merinoselect program.
Tasmanian Ultrafine Merino Fleece
Non mulesed ultrafine merino fleece wool, 14 micron of Spinner style containing less than 0.5% vegetable matter and sound newtons.
Chemical free superfine merino wool of 15.7 micron, Spinner and best type, fast growing wool fibre bundles of white, deep crimping wools that are soft to handle, genetically silk soft and near to 100% comfort factor experience for pure merino next to skin wear.
Australian Wool Testing Authority (AWTA) wool results for Barega merino greasy wool consistently reflect high tensile strength (NKT) with low fibre diameter (Mic), low CV of micron (CVD), high schlumberger dry combing yields (SCH), low vegetable matter (VM), with AWEX audits confirming our non mulesed, chemical free merino wool.
Merino sheep that are genetically fine as they graze naturally on grass pasture that alter with the seasons to produce a soft white quality wool fibre.
The young merino’s first fleece is soft white and very fine, an ultrafine wool. As they mature their micron increases and classed into the next micron category known as superfine wool.
Superfine merino rams are bred on property with wool trait ASBVs ranking in the top 10 % in Merinoselect for fibre diameter (FD) , co efficient of fibre diameter(CVFD), fibre curvature(YCUR).
Merino Fleece Quality Control.
Australian wool producers receive guidelines and standards from peak Livestock and Wool bodies that clearly outline our requirements and obligations for Australian wool preparation and livestock production.
Our professional wool classer prepares and classes our wool clip according to Australian wool industry Code of Practice (COP) with their AWEX registered classer stencil on the wool bale.
Wool Grower Commitment
At Barega our superfine merino fleece quality control is paramount and is addressed in two main areas of our wool enterprise, firstly on farm and secondly in the wool shed.
1. On farm:
Complete transparency with full traceability of all treatments administered to Barega merino sheep.
Our superfine breeding program includes non mulesed merino sheep that grow chemical free, quality soft white wool fibre with ease and in partnership with our seasonal climate and ecosystems.
Australian wool and animal welfare guidelines and customer quality assurance programs are fully embraced. A reflection of who we are and is part of the way we care and interact with our merinos and respect of our land.
Environmental sustainability under pins all our activities on at Barega from holistic grazing management through to our merino sheep breeding program and sheep handling and husbandry practices.
We have a commitment to our environment to protect our landscape and enhance our natural ecosystems with ongoing regeneration activities on the land, pasture and water ways. These environmental values and activities are an integral part of the identity and brand of Barega merino superfine wool.
2. Wool preparation in the shed:
Information including previous wool results, animal health, buyer specifications and market outlook are on hand to assist with wool preparation during the shearing.
The wool shed is staffed with a skilled team of shearers, a superfine wool classer specialist and wool handlers experienced in the extra wool preparation for a superfine merino clip.
A team working together to do a quality job in preparation of our pure merino wool for sale.
Each merino fleece is individually prepared according to the Australian Wool Exchange Limited (AWEX) guidelines, Australian Superfine Wool Association and buyer specifications.
Non mulesed wool, chemical free wool status is obtained through full disclosure and transparency by signing the National Wool Declaration (NWD) and EU Eco-Label Wool Declaration documentation that accompanies our pure merino wool for further testing and sale.
Quality Superfine Merino Wool
We are superfine merino wool grower specialists. We live life on the farm tending to our merino sheep in an ongoing quest to produce a sustainable and ethical merino wool.
Tasmanian superfine merino fleece, Australian wool is a natural fibre grown in partnership with our merino sheep and the land.