Automatic Wool Farm (16,000 wool/hour)

Rated 4.3 from 63 votes
Category Redstone
Theme Other
Size Large
Submitted by boscawinks
Posted on December 14th, 2020 12:08 AM EST
Download(s) Has been downloaded 4646 times


A compact Automatic Wool Farm with shear refill that can supply a decently sized server.

It houses 256 sheep (16 colors x 16 sheep per color) and produces just over 1000 wool per color per hour for a total of 16,000 wool per hour. This takes the full day-and-night cycle of Minecraft into account: Since grass spreads slower at night (even with light sources around) the farm runs slower which reduces the average rate. If you sleep through the nights, the rate goes up to 1200 wool per color per hour for a total of 19,200 wool per hour.
Note: Those numbers were obtained using gnembon's Carpet Mod in a creative singleplayer world that contains only the sheep farm. Therefore, those rates were determined under optimal conditions. Especially on SMP servers your mileage may vary: I built this farm on the PMC 10 Year Anniversary Server and get around 700 wool per color and hour.

A little bit of efficiency was sacrificed for a more compact and easy to use farm. Unfortunately, this also increased the material cost from one observer to two observers per sheep. In the world download I have included an example for a sheep holding cell that only uses one observer which makes the build less expensive but also less compact and it uses redstone dust, which I personally try to avoid if possible.

The download includes schematics for the full farm as well as a single farm cell and a 16 sheep array. So you can up- or downscale the farm to fit your needs.
Feel free to download and use this build however you like, but please give credit if you do :)

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Comments (25)

btw you can make it toggable if you put repeaters betwen the dispensers so if you make a big area for all farms or want to turn it off for some reason.
you can very easily do it by just swaping the torches betwen dispensers with repeaters and conect them
  by kinglarry4444
on October 24th, 2022 01:58 PM EST
i cant download for some reason :(   by GraySkies
on August 6th, 2022 04:49 AM EST

MediaFire has some problems. It should work now
  by boscawinks
on August 8th, 2022 04:52 PM EST
I know it's been a long time, lol, but still, maybe you'll answer...why does the dispenser throw away the scissors and stuff the chest with wool?   by uwmy
on June 20th, 2022 07:58 AM EST

do you still have the schematic? i cant download the file anymore :(
  by GraySkies
on August 7th, 2022 04:51 AM EST
really really really nice!!!! please do more farms :)   by Martin_Aguero
on December 24th, 2021 10:48 AM EST
Reply the most productive and optimized wool farm built to run on servers! this farm is compact and autonomous with automatic switching off and on after wool harvesting, I tested it on servers, it showed its performance and reliability, I just wanted to show you what I did based on your farm.   by RedMaster
on July 16th, 2021 07:49 PM EST
do i need to manually spawn the sheep
  by KanePCS
on February 13th, 2021 10:13 PM EST

The schematic should include the entities.
  by boscawinks
on February 15th, 2021 01:17 AM EST
Awesome design, worked no problem. And just as importantly: THANK YOU for putting every type of file i could think to work with - world, schem, litematica, schematic.. You couldn't make it easier. I guess you could've included a baritone save, but who the hell needs that for schematics?   by jethroucc
on January 28th, 2021 10:56 PM EST

No offense to baritone users - its the best digger, but schematics are about placing. Dig with Bari, build with 'Matica
  by jethroucc
on January 28th, 2021 10:57 PM EST

Thank you very much! I really appreciate it since I always try to make my downloads neat and complete.
  by boscawinks
on January 29th, 2021 06:50 AM EST
at the bottom hopper minecarts it stops at the wool at the end when it collects wool, is it normal or do i need to connect a chest?   by Ceruleean
on January 23rd, 2021 12:10 AM EST

nevermind, i figured it out
  by Ceruleean
on January 23rd, 2021 12:25 AM EST

how fix dat?
  by flanex
on March 19th, 2021 01:21 AM EST

Replace the wool with a chest. I forgot to change it back after I tested the rate of the farm with Carpet Mod
  by boscawinks
on March 19th, 2021 02:09 AM EST
how do i make the farm work? what do i put inside the dispensers to make it work   by Ceruleean
on January 4th, 2021 08:02 AM EST

Shears. everything else should just work
  by boscawinks
on January 4th, 2021 03:47 PM EST
and when i have got all the Resources for the build and i say #build wool_farm.schem it starts but it dosen't build anything even if i have every SINGLE block in my inventory help me   by Draxder_MC
on December 23rd, 2020 05:59 PM EST

What mod are you using to paste the schematics into your world?
  by boscawinks
on December 23rd, 2020 07:32 PM EST

I assume he wants to use Baritone to automatically build it for him.
  by mrGRINCH
on January 19th, 2021 12:03 PM EST

Thanks! I'm afraid I don't know anything about Baritone. I use Litematica or WorldEdit
  by boscawinks
on January 26th, 2021 12:37 AM EST
how do i know what blocks i need ?   by Draxder_MC
on December 22nd, 2020 06:45 PM EST

Grass Block 2704
Powered Rail 1041 (Here you can save a lot with more regular rails)
Torch 706
Block of Iron 652 (Those are structural blocks. Just use any solid block you want)
Observer 512
Glass 432
Hopper 272
Dispenser 256
Rail 182
Dirt 166
Block of Redstone 67
Glowstone 16
Redstone Comparator 16
Redstone Repeater 16
Redstone Torch 16
Chest 4
Black Wool 1
Blue Wool 1
Brown Wool 1
Cyan Wool 1
Gray Wool 1
Green Wool 1
Light Blue Wool 1
Light Gray Wool 1
Lime Wool 1
Magenta Wool 1
Orange Wool 1
Pink Wool 1
Purple Wool 1
Red Wool 1
White Wool 1
Yellow Wool 1
  by boscawinks
on December 23rd, 2020 06:04 AM EST

ty man but how do i check it so i can see it with other schematics aswell ?
  by Draxder_MC
on December 23rd, 2020 10:00 AM EST

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