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Eric Bjergso introduces us to the Canadian sheep and wool industry. In his interview, Eric provides insights into the history of the Canadian wool industry, sheep breeds and wool qualities. He describes the challenges and opportunities Canadian wool growers are faced with and how the Co-operative is supporting its members in the same. About Eric Bjergso Eric Bjergso is the General Manager of the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited. Eric is a graduate of the Agricultural College. He joined the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited in 1976 and has been the General Manager since 1983. Connect with Eric Bjergso here Canadian Co-ooperative Wool Growers Canada website   Key Time Stamps [spp-timestamp time="00:59"] About Eric Bjergso [spp-timestamp time="01:54"] About the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited [spp-timestamp time="04:46"] The history of sheep and wool in Canada [spp-timestamp time="06:47"] The Canadian wool clip [spp-timestamp time="07:22"] Best use of Canadian wool [spp-timestamp time="07:57"] Manufacturing countries of Canadian wool [spp-timestamp time="09:43"] About the Canadian wool producers [spp-timestamp time="10:44"] A typical wool year in Canada [spp-timestamp time="12:21"] Challenges of Canadian wool producers [spp-timestamp time="13:30"] Wool prices [spp-timestamp time="14:42"] Comparison of today's Canadian wool industry and 1918 [spp-timestamp time="14:42"] The future of Canadian wool   Similar episodes you may enjoy #028 Pedro Otegui about the wool industry in Uruguay #029: Robert Ryan about the Australian wool industry #034 Louis de Beer about the South African wool industry and communal farming #044 Rita Kourlis Samuelson about the American Sheep Industry #067 Marion Tviland about the Norwegian wool industry #083 Adam Dawes about the wool industry on the Falkland Islands        

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