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The co-operative grades and
markets close to 3 million
pounds of raw wool each year;
the majority of this coming from
Québec, Ontario and Alberta.

Each of the three general
classes of wool
(fine, medium and coarse)
are sold wherever the
best prices are available.

 

 

CCWG Wool Purchase Policy    


The following methods of wool purchase are available from CCWG. Please contact our branch locations for further information on the wool market and the closest wool collection depot in your area.

Advance & Final Payment - Producers are paid an advance payment upon delivery of their wool with a final payment to follow after grading, based on the grading results and wool market conditions. The advance payment is predetermined for Domestic and Range wool types and fluctuates based on wool market conditions and our forward sales. Producers are paid on the basis of 3 classifications for yield on main grades and receive an additional rebate for high yielding and well prepared clips.

Outright Purchase - This option is an outright cash purchase available to producers of well prepared and uniform wool clips where the quality, preparation, wool type, yield and staple length has been determined and inspected by CCWG staff. Based on the above criteria and prevailing wool market conditions an Outright Purchase is calculated for the producer with no final payment after grading. Previous years wool grading results are also taken into consideration.

Forward Contract - Same criteria as the Outright Purchase option but a contract is made between CCWG and the vendor that locks in the price for the future delivery of a producers wool clip.

All wool collected and graded by CCWG into similar types is then objectively measured for yield, micron, vegetable matter percentage etc. The core test certificate is then used as a marketing tool to effectively describe the wools available for sale to prospective wool buyers.


Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited
142 Franktown Road, Box 130,
Carleton Place, Ontario K7C 3P3
Tel: (613)257-2714 · 1-800-488-2714 · Fax: (613)257-8896 
E-mail: ccwghq@wool.ca

Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited
c/o Ontario Stockyards Inc., 3807 Hwy #89
Cookstown, Ontario L0L 1L0
Tel:  (705)458-4800  · 1-866-458-4800 · Fax:  (705)458-0186
E-mail:  ccwgosy@bellnet.ca

Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited
918-1st Avenue South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0A9
Tel: (403)327-3760 · 1-800-567-3693 · Fax: (403)380-6982
E-mail: ccwgab@telusplanet.net

Premier Choix Agricole
Une Division de Canadienne Co-opérative Wool Growers Limitée
5120, Rue Martineau,
Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec J2R 1T9
Tel: (450)796-4242 · 1-888-796-4242 · Fax: (450)796-4243
E-mail: pca@maskatel.net

 

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