WESTMINSTER — Farmers who produce wool, lamb and mohair are reminded to turn in their 1990 sales receipts by Jan. 31 to avoid late payments, said Elizabeth A. Schaeffer, county executive director of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service.
"Farmers who have a record of their wool, unshorn lamb and mohair sales are eligible for price support payments under the National Wool Act, only if the sales are reported to our office," she said.
The quantity sold by a farmer does not affect eligibility. But sales slips should contain the date of shearing (if possible), the month and date of sales, the number of head shorn, pounds of wool (greasebasis) or mohair sold and net proceeds.
Sales slips for lambs also must show the liveweight and state that the lambs were sold unshorn.
Wool and mohair purchasers also are required to itemize marketing charges on the sales documents, except for sales at a farm, ranch or local shipping point.
"If transportation charges are not shown on the sales receipt, producers will be required to furnish this data when they turn in sales receipts and file for payment," Schaeffer said.
She said transportation charges will be deducted from the salesdocument even if the producer sells through a wool or mohair pool, with or without a manager, or through any other agent.
The locationfor which the net proceeds are computed also must be shown on the sales document.
Shorn wool and mohair payments are based on a percentage of each producer's returns from sales. The percentage is the amount required to raise the national average price received by all producers for shorn wool and mohair in 1990 up to the support prices of $1.82 per pound for wool and $4.532 a pound for mohair.