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.


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 Certificate of Merit Award for wool production in Canada The Certificate of Merit

is given annually to wool producers in Canada who best support the co-operative method of marketing wool through their knowledge and efforts at producing wool which goes far to promote Canadian wool to buyers. It is our intention that this award will grow in prestige and stature as the symbol of excellence in commercial wool production.

Due to organized marketing and the emphasis being placed on producing a quality product by members of the Co-op, a great interest is being shown in Canadian Wool by both commercial and individual buyers. Now there is recognition paid to wool growers who take extra pride in their wool, and through extra efforts offer a much improved product for market.

These growers also exemplify the co-operative spirit and contribute by making their system of marketing operate more efficiently, to the benefit of all wool growers across Canada.

In order that these men and women be known for their efforts and so some standard will exist in commercial wool production, as it does in so many ways with lamb production a Certificate of Merit is awarded to the top wool shippers of Canada for the current wool season. These growers will also be recognized at our annual meeting as well as in the next issue of the Canadian Wool Growers Magazine.

The selection will be made by a panel of judges representing the shearing, warehousing, grading, selling and buying aspects of wool. Consideration will be given to volume, breeding, care of the fleece, proper preparation and shipment to the Co-op. Factors such as geographic location will be considered as well to allow for unavoidable variations in such things as climate.

No grower will be penalized for offsorts that have been separated, identified and shipped to the co-op as such.



2016 Certificate of Merit Winners 



Shearer (s)


Burlington Works 4-H Club

Peter Cosier


Christian Bellaar-Spruyt

David St-Onge & Tom Redpath


Jack Daigneault

Don Metheral & Gerald Gemmill


Debra Garner

Andy Godmaire


Richard & Brandie Payment

Cliff Metheral


John Rogers

Brian Greaves


Roger, Kathleen & Wes Britnell

Lorrie Reed & crew


Kings Corner Farms - Tammy King

Lorrie Reed & crew


Dwane Morvik

Lorrie Reed & crew


Arlette Seib

Lorrie Reed & crew


CC Farming Co. Ltd -  Robert Walters

Cliff Metheral & Dave Carlson


George Grimm

George Grimm


Chad Kapler

Joe Milne & John Pas


Nathanael & Christine Polson

Jeff Fielding & Rod Jack

British Columbia

Armann Farm

Dave Cadsand

British Columbia

Parry Bay Sheep Farm - John & Lorraine Buchanan

Piter DeMooy 






Certificate of Merit Winners 2015


Hugh Sutherland
2452 Ridge Rd 
Huntingdon, QC J0S 1H0



Dave & Ronan Willard
600 South Shore Rd
Stella, ON K0H 2S0

Shearer – Tom Redpath


Jim Johnston – Pasture Hill Farm       
238400 Pipe Line Rd
New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0

Shearers – Gerald Gemmill &  David St. Onge

John & Eadie Steele
1571 Centre Line
Norwood, ON K0L 2V0

Shearers – Don Metheral & Gerald Gemmill



Brian Greaves
Box 3
Miniota, MB R0M 1M0

Shearer – Brian Greaves

Reuben & Yvette Neumier            
Box 1270
Virden, MB R0M 2C0

Shearer – David Stott


Chase Thoring
Box 411
Frontier, SK  S0N 0W0

Shearer - Shaun Fajnor

D.J. Cairns                  
Cairns Ranch
Box 268 Grayson, SK S0A 1E0

Shearers – Chris & Russell John Eddy, Ampie Esterhuyse

Rene Cadrain
Box 334
Glaslyn, SK S0M 0Y0

Shearers – Lorrie Reed & Mark Larque

Kevin Rast 
Circle R Ranch
Box 359, Kindersley, SK S0L 1S0

Shearer – Lorrie Reid


Goldridge Farming Co. Ltd
Box 207 
Turin, AB T0K 2H0

Shearers – Colony Shearers


Spring Valley Farming Co. Ltd
Box 47
Spring Coulee, AB T0K 2C0

Shearers – Colony Shearers

Bill & Lorna Gibson
Windpatch Farm
RR 1 Tees, AB T0C 2N0

Shearer – Duane O’Brien


John Balderson Farms
Box 643
Magrath, AB T0K 1J0

Shearer – Cliff Metheral & Dave Carlson

British Columbia
Aveley Ranch
Ian Moilliet
Box 10 Vavenby, BC V0E 3A0

Shearer – Dave Cadsand

Neville Eccles                    
275 Riverside Rd
Mara, BC V0E 2K0

Shearer – Neville Eccles

Past Winners