Promotions at the Carleton Place Wool Grading Warehouse

Written by CCWG Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Following the recent retirement of James McNeely, Carleton Place Wool Superintendent, the following promotions at the Carleton Place Wool Grading Warehouse become effective today October 24, 2018.

Nathan Pappas-Barabe & Patrick Lamothe will work together and assume equal responsibilities as wool graders and warehouse supervisors. Daily wool grading will be completed on a rotating basis by each grader.

The warehouse staff supervisor duties will include overseeing logistics’ such as shipping, receiving, lot sorting, wool coring, health and safety etc. All warehouse wool grading staff will report directly to Nathan and Pat.

Promotions à l'entrepôt de classement de la laine de Carleton Place

À la suite du récent départ à la retraite de James McNeely, contrôleur en chef de la laine à Carleton Place, les promotions suivantes à l'entrepôt de classement de la laine de Carleton Place entrent en vigueur aujourd'hui le 24 octobre 2018.

Nathan Pappas-Barabe et Patrick Lamothe vont travailler ensemble et assumer des responsabilités égales en tant que classificateur de laine et superviseur d'entrepôt. Le classement quotidien de la laine sera effectué en rotation par chaque classificateur.

Les tâches du superviseur du personnel de l’entrepôt comprendront la supervision de la logistique, comme l’envoi, la réception, le tri des lots, la santé et la sécurité, etc. Tout le personnel de classement de la laine en entrepôt relèvera directement de Nathan et Pat.

Nathan Pappas-Barabe & Patrick Lamothe, CP wool graders and warehouse supervisors

Left to right: David Banbury, Nathan Pappas-Barabe, David Smith, Eric Bjergso, Pat Lamothe, Alan Davidson-Cummings, Eddie Banks, Troy Latham


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Canadian Shearing in Australia

Written by CCWG Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Allison Preston, daughter of Paul & Viola Preston from Vauxhall, Alberta and grand daughter of Grant & the late Edith Preston from Dundalk, Ontario is currently shearing in Australia.

Recently she competed at the Culcairn Shearing & Wool Handling Competition, placing 1st in the Novice Division.

She also competed in the Walbundrie Strong Wool Shearing Competition and placed 2nd in the Novice Division.

(Allison Preston – on left in both pictures)


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Learn about the Canadian Wool Industry with Eric Bjergso from the Canadian Co-Operative Wool Growers Limited.

Written by Elisabeth van Delden Thursday, October 4, 2018

Eric Bjergso introduces us to the Canadian sheep and wool industry.

In his interview, Eric provides insights into the history of the Canadian wool industry, sheep breeds and wool qualities. He describes the challenges and opportunities Canadian wool growers are faced with and how the Co-operative is supporting its members in the same.

About Eric Bjergso

Eric Bjergso is the General Manager of the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited. Eric is a graduate of the Agricultural College. He joined the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited in 1976 and has been the General Manager since 1983.

Listen to the episode:

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30th Nanjing Wool Market Conference and Wool Trade Fair

Written by CCWG Friday, September 28, 2018

Eric Bjergso, CCWG General Manager attended the 30th Nanjing Wool Market Conference and Wool Trade Fair on September 11th – 13th in Nanjing Jiangsu Province, China.

Over 500 delegates were registered from the Chinese and international wool trade.

Participants include growers, traders, primary processors, spinners, weavers and garment manufacturers. It provided an excellent opportunity for all international delegates to meet with China’s biggest wool buyers and processors, all in one place. Contracts were negotiated for 700,000 pounds of graded and objectively measured Canadian wool.


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