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Oddments
Term for all other lines of wool other than Fleece ie. Pieces, Bellies, Locks etc. Wool that does not meet the wool classer's standards for main lines.
Off-shears

Shorn sheep immediately after shearing. Remedies registered for off-shears treatment may be applied for up to 7 days after shearing.

Optical-based Fibre Diameter Analyser
An instrument for measuring fibre diameter mean and distribution using an automated microscope and image analysis techniques.
Over Skirting
Removing good fleece wool and down grading that wool into pieces lines while skirting.
Overgrown

Any wool that has more than 12 month's growth.

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