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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

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

Virtual breed shows headline Agribition in 2020

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

More details are available on Canadian Western Agribition’s multi-breed virtual cattle show series. The Agribition Evolution Series, presented by RBC and supported by the Canadian Beef Breeds Council, will feature 11 breeds with Grand Champion Bulls and Females from each breed competing for the Evolution Series Supreme Champion title. The Evolution Supreme Champions will receive […] Read more


Canadian Western Agribition launches Evolution Series

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the Sept. 28, 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

As many cattle shows go virtual this year because of COVID-19 protocols, Canadian Western Agribition is no exception. Agribition has come out with their Evolution Series virtual show for the Black Angus, Red Angus, Charolais, Horned Hereford, Polled Hereford, Limousin, Maine-Anjou, Shorthorn, Simmental and Speckle Park breeds. The deadline for entries is October 22, with […] Read more

Agribition 2019.

Agribition posts strong 2019, show number 50 postponed

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

Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) announced a successful 2019 year at its annual general meeting, reporting a net income of $325,462 from operations. “CWA’s long-term sustainability is more important than ever right now,” says Chris Lees, CWA president. “In 2019, we invested in the show, brought in new programming and continued to put our exhibitors, visitors […] Read more


Inaugural Canadian Speckle Park Commercial Cattlemen of the Year

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

The Canadian Speckle Park Association announced its Commercial Cattlemen of the Year at Agribition 2019. Fred Courtney of Delia, Alta., claimed the inaugural honour. Courtney’s herd consists of 300 Red and Red-Baldie mother cows. He has run a Speckle Park bull for the last 20 years. Every year Courtney supplies 200-250 Speckle Park-cross calves to […] Read more

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