Burrs in Fleece

Discussion in 'Fuzzy Fibers' started by powderhooves, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. powderhooves

    powderhooves New Member

    Jan 29, 2009
    What is the best way to get burrs out of fleece? I normally have controlled areas for my goats but this year I have let them free range. My husband's son had been in the hospital six months and we didn't have time to do additional fenced areas. Normally, I go through wherever they are and remove the nasty things and move the goats around. I'm looking for advice on the easiest way to remove the burrs ....before shearing? After shearing? Any tips or tricks?
  2. Gumtree

    Gumtree Lurking Aussie

    Aug 15, 2009
    S.E. Qld Australia
    pretty much impossible i think, :(
    tho it does depend on the burr, :?
    we have to coat them to get clean fleece's :sigh:

  3. Di

    Di Crazy Goat Lady

    Jan 29, 2008
    central PA
    When I first put Casanova (cashmere buck) in the "weedy" pasture he got into some burs. I brushed him (very gently) with the same "matt buster" comb that I use when I remove the cashmere in the spring. You have to be very careful not to damage the fiber. And, it takes forever! Needless to say, he's not in that pasture any longer, good luck!
  4. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    OH it is hard. I use a dog undercoat comb to try to get them out after I have pulled the fiber away as much as I can, then I have had to just cut it out. :hair: