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.


Download your copy today for a better return $$ 
on your 
wool clip.

Guide for the care & handling of your wool clip

Printed copies also available upon request.



Grading Your Wool


The Co-operative grades and markets approximately 3 million pounds of raw wool each year.

Wool is received directly from the producer by way of truck or rail.

It is then graded according to type classification, quality and method of preparation.


Jim McNeely and Pat Lamothe grade each fleece by hand at the Carleton Place warehouse, Monday to Friday, year round.


The grading process starts with:


 Involves the separation of all wool that is

     Contaminated with chaff,

     Stained with urine

     Contaminated with dags, plastic twine etc.

Comment: With proper on-farm fleece preparation, this stage could be eliminated and the savings passed on to the producer. Proper fleece preparation brings better rewards.

Check out our new video Maximzing your Wool Cheque with Brian Greaves.


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Guide for the care & handling of your wool clip



⇔ Download your copy today for better return on your wool clip.


Printed copies also available upon request.





After grading, the wool is pressed into 1000 - 1200 LB bales, cored tested and then sold to global markets.


Selling Your Wool 

When you sell your wool clip through the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited,


SHARE the advantages of a producer-owned co-operative in operation since 1918.

YOUR  wool is marketed on world markets in the most effective and cost-effective manner.

RETURNS all wool sales proceeds are returned to the growers less a minimum operating cost. The company collects, grades and markets the wool for sheep producers all across Canada.

TAKE advantage of the convenient national network of wool collection and stockman supply centres. Wool sacks are readily available from the centres or from licensed operators.

SUPPLIES a complete line of stockman supplies, animal health products and ID equipment at very competitive prices are offered. Prompt servicing of shearing equipment is provided.

MAIL SERVICE dependable Canada-wide mail and courier service for stockman supplies is a feature of the operation. Catalogues available upon request.

RECEIVE the Woolgrowers magazine free of charge. Published by the CCWG, the publication provides up-to-date information on the sheep industry.

SUPPORT the company provides much support and encouragement to sheep and wool shows across Canada.

DEVELOPMENT the company is researching and developing products made from Canadian wool.

Year in and year out, you as a grower are assured of full market value for your product.

All the accrued service and discount benefits of a co-operative organization formed to serve your best interests. A supportive and informative centre that welcomes your membership and input.

Wool Handling Procedures Pictures    


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