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#101 Eric Bjergso about the Canadian Wool Industry

Eric Bjergso Canadian Co-Operative Wool Growers Limited

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

[00:59] About Eric Bjergso

[01:54] About the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited

[04:46] The history of sheep and wool in Canada

[06:47] The Canadian wool clip

[07:22] Best use of Canadian wool

[07:57] Manufacturing countries of Canadian wool

[09:43] About the Canadian wool producers

[10:44] A typical wool year in Canada

[12:21] Challenges of Canadian wool producers

[13:30] Wool prices

[14:42] Comparison of today’s Canadian wool industry and 1918

[14:42] The future of Canadian wool

 

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About the author, Elisabeth

Elisabeth is the founder and host of the Wool Academy Podcast. She also runs her own consulting business where she supports wool industry businesses with strategic communications and project management.
Elisabeth used to work as the Secretary General for the International Wool Textile Organisation where she developed her passion for wool and the wool industry. Her previous education and work experience equipped her also with a broad set of communications skills.

Elisabeth vision is to see the wool industry thrive which is why she supports wool industry businesses communicate successfully.

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