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The show barns are a place to not only get ready for the ring, but visit and do business.

Doing business at Agribition

How do major livestock exhibitions facilitate commerce? Canadian Western Agribition provides a case study

For those who know it, stepping into the show barns feels like coming home. The sound of blowers competes with speakers blasting everything from classic country to AC/DC. Clipping chutes are pulled into the aisles, with capable teams of fitters putting on the finishing touches in time for the next class. In this atmosphere, there’s […] Read more

Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees. Front row (l. to r.): Gerry Ritz, Adele Buettner, Jack Hay, Christine Pike (representing her sister Eileen and William Lamont). Back row (l. to r.): Ted Serhienko, Kelly Feige and Twila Fisher (representing their father, John Feige).

Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the February 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Changes at Canadian Hereford Association After 10 years, Catherine Brown has stepped down from her role as editor of The Canadian Hereford Digest. Brown helped reimagine the publication since it was acquired by the Canadian Hereford Association to publish in-house. Brown remains dedicated to her freelance writing and a book project, along with cattle management […] Read more


From top left: SVY Starstruck 938G with calf at side, Greenwood Electric Impact ET, Brooking Countess 7077 and Brooking Dusty’s Countess 9026, BIG-GULLY 109 ESPIONAGE 181G.

Canadian Western Agribition Highlights

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the January 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Canadian Western Agribition hosted over 1,200 international guests from over 78 countries in 2019. The United States and Australia sent the most guests. A delegation of six came from Sweden, the largest official delegation to Agribition this year. At the Charolais sale, a heifer calf from Serhienko Cattle Co. from Maymont, Sask., sold to Full […] Read more

Janelle Smith talks about her research during the LFCE’s field day last June. 


Agribition donates $100,000 to Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence

Research: News Roundup from the January 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Canadian Western Agribition is contributing $100,000 over the next decade to the University of Saskatchewan’s Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE), the largest and most comprehensive centre of its kind in Canada. The funding partnership will see Agribition sponsor the annual field day for producers at the new research facility in Clavet, Sask., as […] Read more


Tucker Toner with his steer Unspeakable.

Seven-year-old boy raises over $29,000 for juvenile diabetes research

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the August 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Seven-year-old Tucker Toner, son of Cody Toner and Lori Robinson, and member of the Ridpath 4-H Beef Club, stepped up this year to try to make a difference for those suffering from diabetes. Tucker was diagnosed with Type 1 juvenile diabetes in February 2018. This year he decided to sell his steer Unspeakable at the […] Read more

Seedstock producers selling bulls at the 2019 Pride of the Prairies bull sale in Lloydminster, Sask. COVID-19 has shifted many bull buyers online in an effort to limit the disease's spread.

‘Pride of the Prairies’ hosts its 100th bull show

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the April 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Senior 4-H members participating in the 10th Annual Summer Synergy at Olds Regional Exhibition this summer have an exciting opportunity. The top eight finalists in the judging competition will represent the Summer Synergy Judging Team in the Canadian National 4-H and Youth Judging Competition at Canadian Western Agribition in November. There they will compete against […] Read more



Award of Excellence Female with heifer calf.

Top Simmental breeders awarded at Agribition

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the January 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Simmental Association recognized top Simmental seedstock breeders at Canadian Western Agribition. Award of Excellence Female: Boss Lake Ms Elle, two-year-old cow shown with heifer calf at side. Owned by Boss Lake Genetics of Parkland County, Alta. (photo at top of page) Award of Excellence Bull: Ironhill Rollin Thunder, yearling bull owned by Ironhill […] Read more


CN and 4-H Canada renew leadership program

Youth: News Roundup from the January 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Canadian National (CN) Rail and 4-H Canada announced the renewal of the 4-H Canada Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction program during Canadian Western Agribition in Regina. The program offers scholarships and mentorship opportunities to 4-H members pursuing post-secondary education. Over the next four years, CN will commit $600,000 to the program. Shannon Benner, CEO of […] Read more

Don Pochylko with calf.

A tribute to Don Pochylko

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the November 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Hereford and cattle juniors from all breeds have until December 15 to apply for two $1,500 awards to participate or attend a cattle-related event or learning experience. It is all part of the Beef Cattle Learning Award created by Frances, Lance and Sheri Leachman of Big Gully Farms at Maidstone, Sask., in memory of Buddy […] Read more