Thursday November 26, 2015   CCWG branch locations across Canada *  Carleton Place, ON 1-800-488-2714  *  Cookstown, ON 1-866-458-4800  *  Lethbridge, AB (MB to BC) 1-800-567-3693  *  Saint-Hyacinthe, QC 1-888-796-4242



Wool Fleece Shearing Competitions



3rd Annual Eastern Canadian Sheep Shearing Competition takes place at the Holstein Rodeo on July 12, 2014

Over $7000 in prize money

Starting time 9 am, finals will be held in the evening

Early bird registration before June 1

Don Metheral 705-466-2568

Wayne Orr 519-334-3751



Bucket list ticked at Golden Shears 2013

Doug Kennedy at Golden Shears 2013


Canadian Doug Kennedy, 74, is one very happy man. Attending the Golden Shears in Masterton over the past three days has been a dream come true for him.

“It’s been on my bucket list for years and I can’t believe I’m here,” he enthuses. “I’ve just left temperatures of 20 below and a metre of snow, so I’m happy to be in New Zealand on many levels,”

Doug knows what he’s watching too. He’s been shearing and teaching the craft for decades in his home state of Ontario. A teacher of elementary school children(9-13 years olds) by profession, he was literally forced into learning how to shear when his father died and he was left as a 20 year old with a 125 strong flock of large Suffolk ewes to shear. It was a small farm of 50 acres that he had been raised on and he wanted to make it work, in honour of his father.





Fleece Competition NS 2010

NS Provincial Exhibition Fleece & Wool Competition 2010



Truro, Nova Scotia 

August 25 - 28, 2010

Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition 4th Annual Fleece & Wool Competition display

Crystal Fullerton & son demonstrating wool crafts (spinning, needle felting)

The top two fleeces were:

Champion:  Icelandic (ram) entered by Anne Bishop & Jan Morrell,  Mt. Denson, NS

Reserve Champion:  coloured Romney (ewe) entered by Logan Vroegh (age 11), East Noel, NS



Golden Shears World Championship 2008 

This was the first year that the competitions were held in a non-English speaking country. Competitors from 29 countries have entered this year to compete in the Golden Shears World Championship, which is more than ever before.

A total of 52 machine shearers, 23 blade shearers and 28 wool handlers competed in Bjerkreim, Norway from October 2nd to 5th, 2008. Congratulations to all who competed!

The Canadian Team

Maria Stiglmayr made it to the semi-finals to place 9th in the Wool Handling Competition.

Cliff Metheral placed 29th and Don Metheral placed 18th in the Machine Shearing Competitions.


Maria Stiglmayr

Wool handling
Nation: Canada
Hometown: Fraserwood, MB
Achievements: Prefers shearing to wool handling & she won the Intermediate Class at the Calgary Stampede 2008

Clifford C. Metheral

Machine shearing
Nation: Canada
Hometown: Nakomis, SK
Birth: June 17th, 1953
Married to Kathy
Achievements: Cliff has been in 4 world championships starting in 1980. He won at the Calgary Stampede as well also 2004 World Sheep & Wool Congress & Toronto Royal Winter Fair.

Don Metheral

Machine shearing
Nation: Canada
Hometown: Glen Huron, ON
Birth: July 3rd 1969
Married to Kelly, 3 children.
Achievements: Has won the Calgary Stampede 3 times, the Royal Winter fair in Toronto twice also another first place in Miles City, Montana, USA. He has also placed 2nd and 3rd at the Denver Stock Show and at other various competitions.

Golden Shears World Champions 2008

World Champion Machine Shearing

Paul Avery of New Zealand

World Champion Wool Handling

Sheree Alabaster of New Zealand

World Champion Blade Shearing

Zweliwile Hans of South Africa