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)


Posted in Shearing News

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:

Posted in Company News

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.


Posted in Company News

Lethbridge AB Branch Celebrates our 100th Birthday

Written by CCWG Friday, August 17, 2018

Happy 100th Birthday Party in Lethbridge, AB

Happy 10th Birthday CCWG

Stop by for some cake


Stay for the BBQ

CCWG 100th birthday party BBQ

Colouring contest for our 100th birthday party

Colouring Contest for kids, put your name in for the draws!

CCWG Lethbridge decorated for our 100th birthday party

Find a deal of the century!

Sale of the Century

Posted in Company News