While the numbers won’t be known for a couple weeks, it’s safe to say it was another successful running of Canadian Western Agribition.
The exhibition wrapped up it’s 48th year, seeing thousands pass through Evraz Place in Regina to explore the agricultural sector.
“It’s really diverse and nice to see Agribition being a showcase for that many (seventy five) different buyers from around the world,” said CEO Chris Lane.
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Lane believes the attendance this year will come around 120,000 people, in line with that of previous Agribitions.
In terms of purchasing, many livestock sales went to foreign buyers, some of them who came from overseas.
“We really like to see tangible, real sales coming out of the markets that we spend time and effort developing,” he said. “Places like Argentina, Mexico, Australia, those places are on our market development list. To see buyers come to Agribition this year and buy off our exhibitors at the show is excellent.”
Some 10,000 school children toured Agribition over the past week, which set a new record.
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And if you ask President Bruce Holmquist, that’s key for education, a strong component of this years program.
“A record number of school kids learning about food production, what we do and where their food comes from in a credible way, which is important.”
(with files from David Boles)