The century old woolgrowers' co-op has seen sales rise even as global demand has dropped.
A Canadian shearer who set a new world shearing record in a Waikato
woolshed on Saturday has paid tribute to a New Zealand shearing
couple who were the inspiration for the challenge.
Pauline Bolay, who works for a shearing contractor in Waikaretu, smashed the women's solo eight-hour strongwool lambs record of 507.
Bolay is from a farming family in Fairford, Manitoba, and represented Canada as a shearer at the world shearing and woolhandling championships in Masterton in 2012 and again this year in France.
Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited
October 19th 2019
Old Orchard Inn & Spa, 153 Greenwich Rd South, Greenwich, Nova Scotia B4P 2R2
Left to right: Mike Little, Leah Little, Eric
Bjergso, Brenda Little, John Little
The Littles from Briggs & Little Woolen Mills Ltd in New Brunswick attended the 101st CCWG AGM in Greenwich, NS.
CCWG and Briggs & Little have been doing wool business together for over 70 years. John Little gave an interesting presentation on the history of Briggs & Little Woolen Mills Ltd.
Sarah Nettleton, Valdis Peterson, Brian Trenholm
Jonathan Wort accepts the long-time shearing certificate on behalf of Sarah Nettleton.
Amber Peterson accepts the long-time shearing certificate on behalf of her father Valdis Peterson.
Left to right :
Lee E. Sexton, retiring CCWG Director Saskatchewan North; Nathan Pappas-Barabe, Wool Grader; Ward Harden, CCWG Director Saskatchewan South
Left to right :
Morgan A. Moore, CCWG Director Manitoba; Brian W. Greaves, retiring CCWG Director Manitoba; Nathan Pappas-Barabe, Wool Grader