Pickled Lamb Pelts

 

New Zealand lamb pelts are generally finished for the production of fashion garments offering consistent area yields, tightness, flatness and fullness yet maintaining a soft handle.

Following slaughter, skins are cooled under controlled conditions for transportation to one of our processing sites. Skins are washed on arrival before being machine fleshed to remove excess fat and flesh. This process not only assists the penetration of chemicals to enhance the performance of subsequent processes but also improves pelt flatness which is demanded by our customers. After the wool is removed the slats are placed in vessels and processed through to pickle pelts. The pickle pelts are graded and packed for distribution to customers or prepared for further processing.

 

 

Grade

Part Number

Description

Minimum Size
(SF / Pelt)

Packing
(Dozen / Pallet)

XL Run

L32705

Includes a combination of 1st and 2nd grades packed together. No major faults allowed in the main panel. Not more than three minor faults allowed in the main panel.

7.75

70

Run

L32710

Includes a combination of 1st and 2nd grades packed together. No major faults allowed in the main panel. Not more than three minor faults allowed in the main panel.

6.00

80

Mottle L32715 Includes a combination of 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades and pelts of XL or regular size that exhibit medium and heavy mottle over the main panel packed together. 6.00 80

Pinhole

L32720

Includes a combination of 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades and pelts of XL or regular size that exhibit pinhole packed together. The coverage and intensity of pinhole shall be light, medium and heavy in intensity. If pinhole extends over more than two thirds of an intact lamb pelt such a pelt shall be graded 4th. Mis-shapen pelts shall be graded 4th. Excludes Ribby pelts. (Refer also section 7.5).

6.00

80

XL Third

L32725

Includes defective pelts from XL Run that meet the size criteria. Minimum size 7.75 SF per pelt. Excludes Pieces and pelts exhibiting facial eczema. Pelts shall have a minimum of two thirds usable area. Areas of heavy rash or heavy cockle shall not contribute to usable area.

7.75

70

Third

L32730

Includes defective pelts from Run as well as pelts that are of Run quality but less than 6 SF in area. Excludes pieces and pelts exhibiting facial eczema. Pelts shall have a minimum of two thirds usable area. Areas of heavy rash or heavy cockle shall not contribute to usable area. This grade excludes pelts with heavy mottle as a result of fatty butts that extends beyond the border.

 5.00

80

Ribby

L32735

Ribby is a breed related character and is most common in pelts derived from fine wool animals and consists of raised ridges in the pelt that run perpendicular to the spine. Pinhole is a consequence of fine wool breeds and will be present in this grade. This grade includes pelts as per XL Run, Run, Pinhole, XL 3rd and 3rd that exhibit light to heavy rib, but not blind rib or excessive heavy to lap rib, from below the shoulder mid-point to the butt. Mis-shapen pelts, pelts with fleshy butts and pelts that have extensive open grain damage shall be graded as Merino.

 6.00

 80

Merino

L32740

Includes a combination of 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades and pelts of XL or regular size packed together that exhibit excessively heavy or lap rib. All pelts must be of full shape. Excludes pelts with holes in the main panel but includes pelts with one hole in the fringe. Includes defective pelts from Ribby that have excessive grain damage. Pinhole is a consequence of fine wool breeds and will be present in this grade in all intensities. Includes pelts exhibiting damage that affects the grain only and excludes pelts with damage (e.g. seed, cockle and scarring) that compromises the flesh of the pelt.

 4.00

80

Merino Fourth L32742 Includes defective pelts from Merino and Ribby grade including pelts with heavy torn grain. Excludes Merino Pieces that must be discarded. Includes light to medium mis-shaped pelts as long as the minimum size is not compromised and pelts with a single hole in the main panel. Excludes heavy mis-shaped pelts 4.00 50

Fourth

L32745

Includes defective pelts from Pinhole, XL 3rd and 3rd and pelts with heavy mottle due to fatty butts that extends beyond the border.

4.00

80

Pieces

L32750

Includes defective pelts from 4th. Excludes Merino pelts. Will be packed in combination with the equivalent sheep grade.

2.00

80

Brands

Tomoana: Whakatu, Hawke's Bay - North Island

Fairton: Ashburton, South Canterbury - South Island