The American Sheep Industry Association’s American Wool Council announced this week the awarding of four $5,000 grants to go toward the build or purchase of new wool presses.

The AWC had budgeted funds for two grants in the third round of the program, but decided to award grants to each of the four applications that were submitted.

Those selected for grants in 2021 include:

  • Jacob Beastrom of Pierre, SD
  • Helle Livestock of Dillon, MT
  • Patty Kelly of Faith, SD
  • Tennessee Sheep Producers Association

The wool press grant program is designed to bring new presses into the American wool industry for a variety of reasons. These American-built presses lower costs for producers and the shearing crews they work with while also producing a wool bale that is designed to meet oversees shipping standards.

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