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The co-operative grades and
markets close to 3 million
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the majority of this coming from
Québec, Ontario and Alberta.

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





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Advance Shearing Course - SK

There will be a two day advance shearing course open to shearers who have done a basic shearing course or have already learned the basics of shearing and wish to improve their technique.

Some equipment will be available to use but bring your own machine if you have one.

Will accept beginners if there is space available.

Date:  March 21st - 22nd,  2014
Place:  Chris Eddy's Feedlot, Yorkton  SK
Instructor:  Brian Greaves
Cost:  $175
To register contact:
Russell Eddy
1-306 620 6434


Alberta Shearing Course, March 7 & 8, 2014

Place: Leslieville, AB (40 minutes west of Red Deer on Rod and Jacquie Turuk's farm)

Register: Please phone Jacquie at 403-729-3067 or email at

Date: March 7th and 8th, 2014 (Friday and Saturday)

Cost: $250.00 +GST

Time: 9am to 4pm

Instructor: Shaun Fajnor


Shearing School for Beginners in Ontario

Proposed dates for 2014,
Tuesday September 23rd  to Thursday 25th, 2014

What is there to be learned:
• Sheep Handling
• Shearing Pattern
• Equipment Setup
• Personal Health Issues in regard to shearing
• Wool Preparation

Contact: Peter Kudelka 519-348-4266
Shearing School info sheet

Sheep shearing School 2013

Instructors: Randy Coulas, Doug Kennedy, Peter Kudelka

Shearing School 2013  click on pictures for larger size

Left to right: Randy Coulas, Scott Donald, Doug Kennedy, Mat Scott, Malcom Duffy, Ray Ford, Taylor Armstrong, Rob Scott
Kneeling in front: Dean Cottrell & Peter Kudelka
Absent : Sherry-Lee Byce

Shearing School 2013 working hard

Shearing School 2013  Shearing School 2013 Randy Coulas & Malcom Duffy     

Shearing School 2013 Matt Scott  Shearing School 2013 Scott Donald 

 Shearing School 2013 Ray Ford   Shearing School 2013 Randy Coulas, Scott Donald

Shearing School 2013 Shearing School 2013 Taylor Armstrong

A sheep shearing school was held  24–26th  of September  at the farm of Ellen & Dean Cottrell near Everett, Ontario.  Seven students were put through the programme under the watchful eyes of the Instructors: Peter Kudelka, Doug Kennedy & Randy Coulas.  
Tuesday night we sat around the table and after the  introductions we talked about equipment, sheep handling, wool handling, CCWG, Ontario Sheep and staying healthy.  Wednesday & Thursday were spent hands-on shearing 85 sheep.   The equipment used was flex shaft machines and Ovina combs, which kept the cuts to a minimum.  We also used the DVD by Fiona Nettleton on sheep shearing as a resource.  
Participants were Sheri-Lee Byce, Westmeath ON;   William McIntosh, Kirkfield ON;  Scott Donald, Mount Forest ON;  Matt Scott, Brantford ON;   Malcolm Duffie, Carters Point NB;  Ray Ford, Powasson ON & Tyler Armstrong, Renfrew ON.  Two were left-handers who decided to stay as left-handed shearers.
It was a very successful school that improved the abilities of all who attended.

"PDK Hoof Trimming" "PDK Shearing & Supplies"
Peter & Thelma Kudelka
Box 39, Mitchell, Ontario, N0K 1N0
1-519-348-4266 1-519-274-2050


Shearing School dates for Manitoba

Dates: August 21st-22nd 2013
Location: Tony Atkinsons Collection Yard, Brandon,  MB
Cost: $275 - includes lunches, comb and 2 cutters.
$200 for those who have their own equipment.
The course is open to beginners and shearers who want some advance training.
On the August 22nd I will be doing wool preparation instructions for shearers and producers, this is open to everyone at no cost.
Please contact Brian Greaves 204-567-3509


Manitoba Sheep Shearing School 2013

School teaches art of sheep shearing ‘blow by blow’

Two-day course shows shearers how to separate the wool from the sheep with a minimum of fuss
By Daniel Winters
Manitoba Co-operator - Sept 5th 2013

Read full story on sheep shearing



CCWG Wool Handling Seminars

CCWG is intending to conduct wool handling seminars in Eastern and Western Canada at a convenient time and location during the current year. Travel expenses would be covered by CCWG and we are extending an invitation to all wool depot operators and shearers to determine if there is interest. Please contact the undersigned at your earliest convenience.

Thank you,
Eric Bjergso, General Manager
Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited
Box 130 142 Franktown Rd
Carleton Place, ON K7C 3P3


Sheep Shearing Courses

We offer beginner and advanced level courses for western & eastern Canada.

Some course topics would include:
1) Shearing patterns, techniques and quality methods of shearing for
    better efficiency and the improved harvest of the wool clip.
2) Shearing gear preparation and grinding techniques, bio security issues
3) Health and nutrition
4) Fleece preparation.
 The course will be limited to 12 participants and early registration is recommended in ordered to secure your spot.

Western Canada
Please contact Alberta Lamb -
Alberta Lamb Producers
Agriculture Centre
97 East Lake Ramp NE
Airdrie, AB, T4A 0C3

Eastern Canada
Please contact OSMA
Peter Kudelka 519-348-4266