CSBA Welcomes New General Manager

Written by CSBA Thursday, October 29, 2020

CSBA Welcomes New General Manager

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The Canadian Sheep Breeders’ Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Underhill as General Manager effective November 1, 2020. The CSBA would like to express their appreciation to Linda Brandes for her talent and dedication throughout her mandate and wish her continued success in her future endeavors.
Jane lives in Montreal but is originally from Atlantic Canada where her connection to the ovine industry began. She brings extensive business and leadership experience to CSBA. Most recently she’s been a consultant for SMEs in various sectors including agriculture, sustainability, and natural fibres.
On a personal level, she’s been active in promoting healthy communities through urban agriculture, green innovation, and “buying local” initiatives. She’s a proud member of Upper Canada Fibreshed and an advisor to The Campaign for Wool and The Canadian Wool Council.
Jane speaks English and French fluently and is looking forward to getting acquainted with breeders and industry leaders from...


CCWG Wool Industry News / Nouvelles de l”industrie de la laine

Written by CCWG Wednesday, October 21, 2020

CCWG Wool Industry News
Nouvelles de l'industrie de la laine

CCWG recently held Management and Board of Director meetings at the 102nd Annual General Meeting held via Zoom video conference on October 17th, 2020.
La CCWG a récemment tenu des réunions avec la direction et le conseil d'administration lors de la 102e Assemblée générale annuelle tenue par vidéoconférence Zoom le 17 octobre 2020.

The 2020 elected Board of Directors are as follows:
Le conseil d’administration a été élu comme suit:

 

Executive Committee / Comité exécutif:

President / Président - David Mastine, St. Felix de Kingsey, QC
1st Vice President / 1er vice-président - Allan E. Ribbink, Tiverton, ON
2nd Vice President / 2e vice-président - Ruth Mathewson, Central North River, NS
- Morgan A. Moore,...
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CCWG Wool Market and Business Update – Fall 2020

Written by CCWG Thursday, October 15, 2020

2019 / 20 Wool Market Update

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In 2019 we reported that the global wool market was under extreme pressure due to the ongoing China / USA trade conflict.  This created widespread uncertainty and indecision throughout the entire global wool supply chain and value chain partners. The end result was that new business was very difficult to conclude and many countries carried significant stock of greasy wool, processed wool and unsold textiles into the 2020 wool marketing season. The consensus at the time was that better marketing conditions would prevail, there was optimism of better days ahead with continued progress being made on a new China / USA trade agreement.
 
When the news broke in January 2020 just prior to the Chinese New Year that a highly contagious virus had been identified in Wuhan City, China it became a game changer.  Little did we know of the significant ramifications that it would have on our everyday life as it quickly spread around the...

2020 AGM

Written by CCWG Friday, September 25, 2020

2020

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING / AVIS DE L'ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE ANNUELLE

102nd Annual General Meeting of the  / la 102e l'assemblée générale annuelle de
Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited 

The CCWG Board of Directors have made the difficult decision to cancel the physical AGM that was previously planned to take place on October 17, 2020 in Prince George, BC.

As an alternative the AGM will now be presented in a virtual format via Zoom.

Our 2020 AGM will be held virtually on October 17, 2020.

Venue: Zoom (link and details will be shared with registrants in advance)
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Wool Connect Conference Set for October 6-8

Written by CCWG Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Wool Connect Conference Set for October 6-8, 2020

 
The Schneider Group – is a family-run multinational company based in Italy since 1922 that source, process and supply wool and natural fibres to assist their customers in producing sustainable, fully traceable and high-quality products.  They are planning a virtual meeting concerning sustainability and would like to see wool producers from all around the world take part on October 6-8.  The Wool Connect Conference is all about bringing together people from the wool supply chain and communicating the beautiful stories wool and sheep have to tell. It is believed artists also play an important role in telling stories of rural communities, farmers and of...
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CSBA All Canada Online Purebred Sheep Sale

Written by CSBA Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Online Auction!

Here are a few highlights of the upcoming Sale

• This is a timed auction event
Sale day is July 11, 2020: Bidding starts Friday July 10th at 9:00 am and will end at 6:00 pm on Saturday July 11th. Times are MST
• This is a "racehorse style" finish - where there will be extended bidding time during the last 5 minutes
• Consignors will need to send photos and forms to CSBA office by June 10th and all animals will need to be approved by the sale committee
• Signed Registration papers will need to be submitted by June 30th to the the CSBA office
• There is a $20 non-refundable entry fee / animal and 7% commission fee
• Buyers need to register with DLMS but all payments will be due to CSBA
• Transportation will be the responsibility of the buyer  - we will post any available transportation options on the website. 
• Anyone interested in providing transportation is asked to send their contact information to the CSBA to be updated on the website