Canadian Western Agribition is a global marketplace for livestock buyers and producers
REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN – Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) continues to be the global marketplace for livestock buyers and producers. CWA is the largest livestock show in Canada and by the fourth day of the event it has attracted 310 buyers from 22 countries, compared to 176 buyers in 2016. 1,018 international visitors from 79 countries have travelled to Agribition so far in 2017 and these numbers are expected to grow over the final two days of the event.
“We’re seeing very strong international interest this year, and they’re not just coming to look,” said Chris Lane, CEO, CWA. “Some of our highest sellers in the sale arena already are going overseas.”
CWA has seen cattle sales with buyers from Australia, Canada, United States (North Dakota, Minnesota, New York, and Oklahoma). The Speckle Park bred heifer sold to buyers from Australia. A Charolais bull calf and Simmental breed embryos sold to buyers from Mexico. Cattle sales continue with the power and perfection Angus sale today and the prospect steer and heifer, and show calf genetics sales tomorrow. Show calf genetics is new to CWA’s livestock sales and includes semen, embryos, flushes, and bulls.
This is the first year guests are experiencing the International Trade Centre (ITC) at Evraz Place. The newest infrastructure at Evraz Place opened earlier this month where CWA presented a $1 million cheque as a funding partner.
“We’re proud of the space and hospitality we’ve been able to create for our international guests in the International Trade Centre,” said Bruce Holmquist, president, CWA. “With this new infrastructure and the quality of cattle and genetics showcased here, we know CWA’s position on the world stage is only growing.”
Friday, November 24 show highlights:
- Agribition Pro Rodeo, presented by Ford Canada, 7 p.m., Brandt Centre
- Cattle shows:
- Shorthorn National show, 9 a.m., Chevrolet GMC Arena
- Hereford (polled and horned) shows, 9 a.m., Chevrolet GMC Arena
- Charolais show, 2:30 a.m., Chevrolet GMC Arena
- Prospect Steer and Heifer show, 5 p.m., Chevrolet GMC Arena
- Agribition select horse sale, 2:30 p.m., Brandt Centre
- Wildfire perform on the Country Thunder Stage in the Bud Light Loading Chute, 5 and 9 p.m., Ag-Ex Pavilion
Agribition Pro Rodeo continues tonight and tomorrow. Limited ticket are available and can be purchased from agribition.com or the Brandt Centre Box Office. Gate admission is free after 5 p.m. and the free Agribition Express will be parked at the Brandt Centre west doors starting at 9 p.m. taking riders to Northgate Mall, Southland Mall, and Victoria Square Mall.