Mount Bodangora Merino

 

Our merino wool comes from Mount Bodangora Merino , a six-generation Merino property run by the Lyons family, near Dubbo, NSW.

They run a flock of 9,000 Soft Rolling Skin (SRS) Merinosheep that produce a wonderful fleece that is ideal for yarn.
The SRS Merino is fast growing with a high crimp that binds particularly well in the milling process and is renowned for its low itch feel. The SRS Merino sheep are smooth bodied, naturally resistant to fly strike and never need to be mulesed.

The Lyons run a mob of sheep especially for Great Southern Yarn to supply us a longer length fleece of around 100mm or four inches to create the best of yarns.

The wool at Mount Bodangora is grown under the ‘SustainaWOOL’ integrity scheme, an accreditation program run by Italian woollen mills to ensure a high standard of care for the sheep and their environment.

 

Mossvale Alpacas

 

Our alpaca comes from Australia’s greenest state – Tasmania. The cold climate and rich pasture produces a lustrous, clean and well-nourished fleece. Mark and Helen Jessop, of Mossvale Alpacas, run a herd of 300 alpacas and work with a collection of boutique alpaca farmers from the region to select fleeces for their softness, fibre length and suitability for yarn.

The Jessops have raised alpacas for over 20 years and have a special connection with their animals and their fleece.

 

Banjo Ridge Alpaca Farm

Banjo Ridge Suri Alpaca Farm

Bronwen and Michael Redgate run a herd of 100 Suri alpaca’s at Dungog, NSW. The animals are lovingly cared for and their fleece prized for its luxurious handle.