Regina’s Canadian Western Agribition is reporting its most successful year ever.
C.E.O. Marty Seymour says last fall’s show had a record profit of 844 thousand dollars, surpassing the previous year’s record by 200 hundred thousand dollars.
Livestock sales were the highest since 1975, reaching 3.4 million dollars.
Attendance was the highest in six years, with 130,200 people during the six day event.
President Stewart Stone says construction on the new International Trade Centre is on schedule.
The facility replaces 13 old barns on the west end of Evraz Place and is scheduled to be completed in time for Agribition 2017.
He is hoping for partial use of the facility for this fall.
After five years, CEO Marty Seymour is moving onto another job.
Seymour says he takes up work in Regina at Farm Credit Canada at the end of the month.
Stone says Seymour leaves Agribition in better shape than when he arrived.
He expects it will take 6 to 8 weeks to find a replacement.
Agribition’s annual meeting is being held Thursday in Regina.