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Canadian Western Agribition plans return to a full show in 2021

Purely Purebred, news from the June 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Canadian Western Agribition announced its 2020 results at its annual general meeting recently, reporting an operational loss of $773,989 attributed entirely to the postponement of the 2020 show due to COVID-19. In 2020 Agribition introduced more than a dozen online programs including the Agribition Evolution Series, Canada’s first- ever multi-breed virtual cattle show. Agribition’s new […] Read more

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Canada taking first step toward lifting border restrictions

U.S. border restrictions still in place until at least June 21

Ottawa | Reuters — Canada on Wednesday took a cautious first step toward easing COVID-19 border restrictions, saying it was prepared to relax quarantine protocols for fully vaccinated citizens returning home starting in early July. Canada’s air and land borders have allowed for only essential travel since March of last year, and Canadians coming home […] Read more

Canadian Angus Association changes convention plans

Purely Purebred, news from the April 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Due to the uncertainty in the industry and unknowns around future COVID-19 restrictions, the Canadian Angus Association board has decided to cancel the 2021 CAA Convention, scheduled to take place in Saskatoon from June 10 to 12. The 2021 CAA AGM will be moved to Angus Central, the office in Rocky View County, Alberta, with […] Read more

Lloyd Ex welcomes interim manager

Purely Purebred, news from the April 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Lloyd Ex would like to welcome Leanne Murphy to the Lloyd Ex admin team. Murphy will be filling the interim agriculture manager role. Leanne is no stranger to Lloyd Ex and is already enjoying catching up with everyone.

World Charolais shows goes virtual

Purely Purebred, news from the April 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Due to the pandemic, the 2020 World Charolais Congress in Australia, and the 2021 Charolais World Technical Conference in the Czech Republic, were cancelled. In response, Charolais Charbray International are holding a worldwide virtual show in 2021.  There are three divisions in the competition: Full French, Purebred and Charbray, with five age categories for both females and […] Read more

Canadian Western Agribition launches Virtual Education Program

Canadian Western Agribition launches Virtual Education Program

Purely Purebred, news from the March 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

In partnership with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) is proud to launch its first-ever Virtual Education Program.  CWA’s Virtual Education Program is a year-round online platform that features content and learning for all elementary-aged students. The program brings some of the best online and accessible lessons about agriculture directly to the […] Read more

Ag in Motion, Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show to deliver information all year, beginning with seeding

News Roundup from the March 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

With current COVID-19 restrictions making gathering in person uncertain this summer, organizers at Ag in Motion and Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show are ensuring producers have information and tools at their fingertips throughout the year with the launch of a year-long digital offering beginning in March. “There is still so much uncertainty in 2021, and while […] Read more

Ten-year-old Lincoln Graham dons a mask while showing at the Lloydminster Stockade Roundup. Show organizers decided to hold Roundup in person this past November, with protocols in place.

Livestock shows pivot to survive hard times

Several Canadian exhibitions adapt their programming to deal with the COVID-19, pandemic, though the future of the agriculture events sector remains uncertain

In its almost century-long history, the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair had only been cancelled once before in a moment of adversity. Toronto’s famed exhibition was put on hold during the Second World War as army barracks were created in the Royal Horse Palace. Canadian soldiers about to ship out to Europe readied themselves in stables […] Read more

Agribition begins search for the top 50 most influential people in Canadian agriculture

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar

Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) is excited to launch Canada’s first and only national search for the most influential individuals in agriculture. Presented by FCC, the public campaign will celebrate the people who are leading, inspiring, and building agriculture across all sectors of the industry. “Agriculture and agri-business is one of the fastest growing industries and […] Read more