Kemp (wool)

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Kemp is a brittle weak fibre forming the residual traces of a secondary coat in some species of sheep, which may be mixed with normal fibers in a wool fleece. This hair is not desirable in a fleece, as it does not accept dye, minimising both the quality and the value of the wool.[1]


  1. ^ D'Arcy, John Bernard (1990). Sheep Management and Wool Technology. UNSW Press. p. 90. ISBN 0-86840-036-X.