International trade at Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) continues to make Regina an agriculture hub of excellence. International buyers from Argentina, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Ukraine and the United Kingdom have travelled to Regina this year.
CWA is a place for exhibitors to market their genetics and products to the world. The event hosts over 800 international visitors from over 70 countries. Last night, an International Reception was held at the Casino Regina, which featured Saskatchewan produce and cuisine as well as extraordinary Indigenous dancers.
On Wednesday at the Speckle Park sale, the grand champion bull calf sold to Australia for $11,500. The high selling bred heifer sold for $26,000 with one-third interest going to Great Britain, and an embryo package sold to New Zealand. At the Angus Masterpiece Classic Sale, two heifer calves were sold to a ranch in Michigan for a total of $37,000. Embryos were also sold to North Dakota and Texas.
Other Thursday show highlights include:
International Stock Dog Championship trials (7 a.m.) and final (1:30 p.m.) – Brandt Centre
Trainer’s Challenge – 12 p.m. in the Brandt Centre
Sask. Stock Growers Association and Sask. Institute of Agrologists luncheon – 11:30 a.m. in the Queensbury Convention Centre
Agribition Pro Rodeo – 7 p.m. in the Brandt Centre (Regina Pats theme night)
Conrad BigKnife and the Openers perform – 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on the Country Thunder Stage
Today’s livestock shows and sales include: Black and Red Angus shows, Limousin show and sale, Gelbvieh sale, Shorthorn sale, Charolais sale, Hereford sale, and commercial sheep & market lamb shows. See the schedule of events for exact times.