Fleece Show and Sale


2019 Manitoba Fibre Festival
Fleece Competition Results:

Supreme Champion 

  • Spiritsands Shepherds, Carberry, MB – Coloured Longwool

Reserve Champion 

  • Spiritsands Shepherds, Carberry, MB – Fine Wool

Fine Wool – White 

  • 1st – Spiritsands Shepherds, Rambouillet

Coloured Fine Wool

  • 1st – Spiritsands Shepherds, Romeldale

White Down

  • 1st – Leah Bouchard, MB – East Friesen

Coloured Down 

  • 1st – Cristel Lanthier, MB – Rideau Arcott

White Longwool 

  • 1st – Spiritsands Shepherds, Carberry, MB – Cotswold

Coloured Longwool

  • 1st  – Spiritsands Shepherds, Carberry, MB – Wensleydale X

Specialty Wool

  • 1st – Margaret Brook, Winnipeg, MB – Shetland


1st  – Prairie Edge Wool Farm, Kleefeld, MB

Judge – Susie Gourlay, Regina, SK
Sponsor – CCWG Limited

Producers from across the country are invited to enter their fleeces for judging. Fleeces may also be sold through the silent auction which runs until 3:00 pm on Saturday September 14.

Location and mailing address: 
Red River Exhibition Place,  3977 Portage Avenue,  Winnipeg, MB R3K 2E8
Entry Closing Dates:  
 MAIL IN:  fleeces will be accepted by mail from August 15 to Friday September 6, 2019
 -DROP OFF:  Friday September 13 at Red River Exhibition Place between 10:00 am and noon.
Entry Fee: $10.00 per fleece.  Payment can be made via cash or cheque. Please do not send cash in the mail.
Please fill out these two forms:
Wool Auction: All fleeces  will be sold via silent auction (unless marked “Not for Sale”).
Date: Friday September 13 5:00 pm to Saturday September 14 3:00 pm
Judging Information: This will not be a public judging.
Date: September 13, 2019
Location: Red River Exhibition Place
Judge: Susie Gourlay

 Fleeces can be submitted for sale in the silent auction without being entered into the judging. The cost is $5 per fleece. 

Wool Classes: (All classes include miscellaneous crossbred wools)

White Wool: 1 – Fine: ex) – Cormo, Polwarth, Rambouillet, Targhee
2 – Medium/Down ex)  – Arcott, Cheviot, Corriedale, Dorset, Clun Forest, Suffolk

3 – Long: ex)  – BFL, Cotswold, Lincoln, Romney, 

Coloured Wool:    4- – Fine: ex)  – Finn, Polwarth
5 – Medium/Down:  – ex) Black Welsh, Columbia, Corriedale, Hampshire
6 – Long: ex)  – Border Leicester, Coopworth, Gotland, Romney 

Specialty Wool:    
7 – Double coated and dual coloured fleeces such as Jacob, Icelandic, Romanov, Soay or Shetland for example.

Angora Fibre 10 – Fleeces from angora goats

Fleeces may be re-classed, in the best interest of the fleece, using the judge’s discretion.

Ribbons will be awarded to First, Second and Third place in each category.   

Champions will be awarded for each class — White wools, Coloured Wools and Specialty wools.  The highest overall scoring fleece will be awarded Supreme Champion.

Thank you to our sponsor, Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Ltd for providing the prize money for the winning fleeces.

Champions will be awarded $50 each

Supreme Champion will be awarded $75