Accessible and user-friendly software for improved risk management in the sheep sector

Written by Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada Thursday, November 16, 2017

Accessible and user-friendly software for improved risk management in the sheep sector


News Release from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada  -  read the full story

November 16, 2017 – Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, Quebec – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)

Lamb meat and mutton are increasingly popular food choices among Canadians, creating better business opportunities for sheep producers and the agricultural sector as a whole. The Government of Canada provides leading support for science and innovation in order to increase business profitability, enhance industry competitiveness, and foster growth and the creation of good, well-paying jobs.

Parliamentary Secretary...

CCWG Wool Industry News

Written by CCWG Monday, October 23, 2017

CCWG Wool Industry News 2017

The CCWG recently held Management and Board of Director meetings at the 99th Annual General Meeting in Lethbridge, AB on October 19th – 21st, 2017.
The 2017 elected Board of Directors are as follows:

President - David Mastine, St. Felix de Kingsey, QC
1st Vice President - Lee E. Sexton, Hanley, SK
2nd Vice President - Allan E. Ribbink, Tiverton, ON
- Roma H. Tingle, Prince George, BC
Additional Directors on the Board are as follows:
Warren L. Moore, Stavely, AB (Audit Committee)
Ward Harden, Fir Mountain, SK  (Audit Committee)
Ruth Mathewson, Central North River, NS (Audit Committee)
John D. Woodburn, Grimshaw, AB 
Gary J. Fox, Bloomfield, ON
Brian W. Greaves, Miniota, MB 

For the fiscal year ending February 28, 2017 the co-operative recorded gross sales of almost 10.2 million which represents an increase of 2.5% from the previous year.  Net income of almost 1.2 million was achieved which included the gain on the sale of a company owned property in Lethbridge, Alberta.

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OVR Park Development in Carleton Place

Written by Carleton Place Town Hall Friday, October 13, 2017

​Conceptual drawings for the proposed OVR community parkland space beside CCWG in Carleton Place, ON

Carleton Place Town Hall
Published on 13 Oct 2017
If you have driven past the OWFC, OPP & CCWG buildings lately you may have noticed work beginning along the abandoned rail line between Moore and Coleman Street. This is the preliminary grading and drainage work for what will become a parkland space that can be enjoyed by the whole community.
This video illustrates the conceptual plans for the area. A request for funding for this project has been made as part of the 2018 budgeting process. If approved, work on the project will begin in early 2018 and the expectation is that the park will be open for public use in 2019 which will coincide with the Town’s 200th Anniversary.



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Manitoba Wool Judging Course

Written by CCWG Monday, September 18, 2017

Wool Judging Course, Level 1 

Part 1 of a 2-part certification program
September 14-15, 2017  Red River Exhibition Park, 3977 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Manitoba Fibre Festival is please to announce that we are hosting a wool judging course in September, just before the Festival. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to learn more about the qualities of wool -- anyone who raises sheep, sells fleeces, or works with wool. 

MB wool judging course participants for 2017

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Manitoba Fibrefest Fleece Competition

Written by CCWG Monday, September 18, 2017

Manitoba Fibrefest Fleece Competition

September 15 - 16, 2017
Judge – Val Fiddler, Webb, SK

Grand Champion

G. Oliver – Wensleydale Coloured

Reserve Champion 

G. Oliver – Romney x Polypay – White

Fine Wool White

1. Brian Greaves, Miniota, MB – Ile de France x Polypay
2. Brian Greaves, Miniota, MB – Ile de France x Polypay
3. Brian Greaves, Miniota, MB – Ile de France x Polypay

Longwool White

1. G. Oliver, Carberry, MB – Romney x Polypay
2. G. Oliver, Carberry, MB – Wensleydale x Polypay
3. G. Oliver, Carberry, MB – Cotswold x Cotswold / Suffolk

Longwool Coloured

1. G. Oliver, Carberry, MB – Wensleydale
2. G. Oliver, Carberry, MB – Wensleydale x Romney/Texel

Specialty White

1. Tammy Ivanco – Shetland

Specialty Coloured

1. Linda Glowacki, Beasejour, MB – Shetland
2. Linda Glowacki, Beausejour, MB – Shetland
3. Linda Glowacki,...

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Doors Open in Carleton Place 2017

Written by CCWG Monday, September 11, 2017

Doors Open Carleton Place

On Sept 16 & 17th CCWG is participating in the Doors Open Ontario.

Guided tours are available from 11:30am to 2pm of the wool grading facility and warehouse.

CCWG occupies what was once the round house and machine shops for the CPR. when used by the CPR from 1890-1939, as many as 200 men were employed in this building. It was a serious loss to the town when the whole operation was moved to Smiths Falls, ON in 1939.

In the fall of 1940, the round house was once again open when the 'wool growers' moved in. After a massive clean up CCWG was in business. 

Click here for a complete history of CCWG 

Doors Open Carleton Place, ON at CCWG


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