Maximising resources in sheep farming

Location: Various farms and workshops in Malta and Gozo

Time frame: 2014 - present


In 2013 Merill launched an EU-funded project to strengthen, empower and assist the network. As part of the project, Merill together with artisan weaver Antoine tan-Newl acquired two specialised equipment for the processing of sheep's wool. Antoine had been weaving sheeps' wook for many years, but the sourcing of the resource was becoming a huge challenge for different reasons.

Sheep wool production was a bustling activity in older days, but nowadays it is common practice for farmers to dispose of such material. Apart from the environmental impact, this is a valuable resource wasted! The small-scale equipment acquired for Antoine kickstarted once again this practice, and we now hope that it expands further.