CCWG 100th AGM

Written by CCWG Friday, March 2, 2018



The 100th Annual General Meeting of the / la 100e l'assemblée générale annuelle de
Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited 

October 20th 2018  /  le 20 octobre 2018

On the occasion of the 100th Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited, the President and Directors request the pleasure of your company at a banquet on Saturday October 20th at the North Lanark Agricultural Hall in Almonte, ON.

For further information please contact:

Donna Zeman, Executive Director 

Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited
Box 130, Carleton Place, Ontario K7C 3P3

Tel: (613) 257-2714  ~  Fax: (613) 257-8896  [email protected]

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Holstein Agro Expo - ON

Written by CCWG Friday, March 2, 2018

Holstein Agro Expo

392174 Grey Road 109, Holstein, ON

  • 7th Annual Eastern Canadian Sheep Shearing Competition
  • Sheep Shearing Clinic
  • Judging Seminar
  • Sheep Shearing demonstrations
  • Spinning and Weaving Demonstrations
  • Herding Sheep Dog Trials
  • Allis Chalmers and Minneapolis Moline  Antique Tractors Display
  • Herding Sheep Dog Trials
  • Agri Industry Showcase
  • Sheep to Shawl Competition
  • Drop Spindle Spinning Competition
  • Food Booth
  • Facilities Farm Tours
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2018 Beginner Sheep Shearing Course in Ontario

Written by CCWG Friday, March 2, 2018

Sept 25 to 27, 2018 - space is limited to 6 participants

For more info please contact Peter Kudelka or visit OSMA website

Registration required: $200 cheque payable to Peter Kudelka

Requirements: please advise left or right handed and any food issues

519-348-4266  Cell: 519-274-2050

[email protected] 

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3rd Annual Sheep Shearing Course in AB

Written by CCWG Friday, March 2, 2018

“3rd Annual Sheep Shearing Course” scheduled for March 23 & 24 of this year.  It runs 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.  It is taught by Shawn Fajnor at J & M Farms just outside of Lethbridge, AB. 

Shaun will teach you how to shear your own sheep. 

The cost is $275.00 + GST.  You will need to register and send in the non-refundable deposit to save your spot as they can only accommodate 14 students maximum. 

Snacks and lunch will be provided for the 2 days.

To register, please contact:
[email protected] and mention “Sheep Shearing School” in the subject line of your email.
You may also contact Jim or Margaret Oosterhof by phone: 403-317-0330.

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Veterinary Prescription Will Be Required to Obtain Medically Important Antibiotics for use in Animals.

Written by CSF Friday, March 2, 2018

From the Canadian Animal Health Institute:

Effective December 1, 2018 a Veterinary Prescription Will Be Required to Obtain Medically Important Antibiotics for use in Animals.
Change is coming. Medically important antibiotics used in animals will have to be accessed by prescription from a licensed veterinarian as of December 1, 2018. To help farmers, ranchers and animal owners prepare for these changes, we ask that you hang the following poster in a prominent, high traffic area within your facility. This poster lists the impacted antibiotics by brand name and category of medical importance to help animal owners identify the products they currently use.

As of December 1, 2018, a veterinary prescription will be needed to purchase medically important antibiotics (antimicrobials) for use in an animal. These drugs will no longer be available for purchase at livestock medicines outlets, co-operatives, or other places where over-the-counter animal medications are currently sold. Medically important antibiotics will only be available, with a veterinary prescription, from a veterinarian, pharmacist or as a mixed medicated feed from a commercial feed mill.


Wheels on Fire

Written by Ottawa Valley Weavers & Spinners Guild Thursday, February 1, 2018

Wheels on Fire
Spin-in at La Ferme Moore!  

Les Rouets en Feu
Spin-in à La Ferme Moore!


Fibre enthusiasts from the Ottawa and Gatineau region met at the La Ferme Moore on Saturday, January 20th for the first annual Wheels on Fire/Rouets en Feu spin-in. 

The event, hosted by the Ottawa Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild, gave spinners the opportunity to practice their craft away from distractions at home, meet other spinners and shop for items produced by regional farmers and craftspeople.

There were also demonstrations of "ceinture fléchée" (arrow sash) finger weaving and the operation of an antique sock...

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