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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

Clockwise from top left: Alexandra Clarke, Sandra Hessdorfer, Megan Roger, Morgan Follensbee, Anna Karlsson, Ryan Garbarczyk, Grayson Berting, Blaine Lamontagne.

Canadian Western Agribition announces mentees and mentors

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

Now entering its third cycle, the Next Gen Agriculture Mentorship Program has announced the mentees and their paired mentors for the 2021-22 fiscal year.  The Next Gen Agriculture Mentorship program is delivered by Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) and accepts eight applicants into an 18-month mentorship. Mentees are paired with some of the brightest minds and […] Read more


Canadian Western Agribition unveils Top 50 most influential people in Canadian agriculture

Congratulations to all the leaders selected for Canadian Western Agribition’s 50 most influential in Canadian ag.  Upstarts, presented by Masterfeeds: Sandi Brock, West Perth, Ont.; Shaun Haney, Lethbridge, Alta.; Jill Harvie, Olds, Alta.; Cherilyn Jolly-Nagel, Mossbank, Sask.; Kim Keller, Melfort, Sask.; Brett McRae, Brandon, Man.; Todd Ormann, Olds, Alta.; Jess Verstappen, High Prairie, Alta.; Alex […] 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


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