Isabelle and Gavin Nicol, with Sandy Hill 102F, the supreme ram at the Canadian Western Agribition sheep show. The Charollais ram was also the high-seller in the sale. | Karen Briere photo

Sheep producers from Alberta take Agribition by storm

Isabelle and Gavin Nicol’s Sandy Hill Charollais won supreme ram, supreme flock, rookie of the year and premier breeder

Isabelle and Gavin Nicol’s first trip to Canadian Western Agribition with their sheep was, to put it mildly, a success. Their Sandy Hill Charollais stock took the show by storm, winning the supreme ram, supreme flock, rookie of the year and premier breeder. The supreme ram also brought the supreme price. Sandy Hill 102F sold […] Read more

It was a family affair for Peter Gonnet and three of his Border Collies at the Canadian Cow Dog Futurity held during Agribition.
 A father, son and daughter — Bob, Gus and Maggie — swept the three events.
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Family sweeps cattle dog event at Agribition

It was a family affair for Peter Gonnet and three of his Border Collies at the Canadian Cow Dog Futurity held during Agribition. A father, son and daughter — Bob, Gus and Maggie — swept the three events. Gonnet and Bob won the horseback challenge, while he and Gus won the maturity and he and […] Read more

Kendra Hewson of Unity, Sask., shows the grand champion Limousin female at last month’s Canadian Western Agribition. Showing at this level has elevated the Limousin breed, which has been in Canada for 50 years.  |  Barbara Duckworth photo

Agribition marks 50 years of Limousin breed

The cattle have changed in style and colour since a French bull named Prince Pompadour arrived in Quebec in 1968

REGINA — When a Limousin bull got the big prize at the Canadian Western Agribition supreme championship final, a roaring cheer came from the stands. Named Greenwood Electric Impact ET, this bull was the son of the 2017 champion establishing Limousin as an important part of the Canadian beef industry. The breed is celebrating 50 […] Read more


Greenwood Limousin and Angus of Lloydminster, Sask. sold a half semen interest and full possession in Greenwood Electric Impact WET. This Limousin bull was supreme champion at Farmfair International and grand champion Limousin bull at Canadian Western Agribition. He is a son of the 2017 Agribition supreme champion Greenwood Canadian Impact ET and sold for $62,000 to Ben Armitage, Kinsella, Alta. | Barbara Duckworth photo

Purebred beef shows continue at Agribition

Show results from yesterday’s events at Canadian Western Agribition in Regina include more purebred beef events plus the start of the sheep classes. In the Black Angus show, Brooking Countess 7077, with calf at side Brooking Dusty’s Countess 9026, took the grand champion female honours for Brooking Angus Ranch of Radville, Sask., and Dusty Rose […] Read more

The grand champion Limousin female was the entry of Double B Cattle Co of Unity, Sask.  Named DBCC Fool’s Gold 2F, this 2018 female is the daughter of Greenwood Canadian Impact ET from Greenwood Livestock, Lloydminster. This bull was Supreme champion at Farmfair International and Canadian Western Agribition Supreme in 2017. Owner Kendra Hewson is at the halter.  | Barbara Duckworth photo

Grand champion breeds grand champions

REGINA – A pair of 2019 Grand Champion Limousin cattle at Agribition are the product of one Supreme Champion bull from two seasons ago. In a first time event for the big livestock show in Regina, a breed female champ and a bull champ in the same year are the progeny of an Agribition overall […] Read more


The Canadian Western Agribition grand champion Simmental female was the entry of the Massey family of Strathmore, Alta. Named JM New Trend Class Act 3E, the two year old had a heifer calf at side. | Barbara Duckworth photo

Beef shows, sales dominate at Agribition

Purebred beef shows and sales are well underway at Canadian Western Agribition. The First Lady Classic, Futurity and President’s Classic interbreed show kicks off the events each year. The First Lady Classic winner was a Black Angus, VOS Vegas Black Pearl 3F, from Poplar Meadows Angus and Haillie Conley of Houston, B.C. Remitall West of […] Read more

David Marit, Saskatchewan Minister of Agriculture, burns the ceremonial Canadian Western Agribition brand while federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau looks on, Nov. 25. Bibeau  told reporters that the government continues to hope the strike at Canadian National Railway can be resolved by the workers and company on their own but that all options are on the table, and there is no timeline for when the government might intervene.  |  William DeKay photo

Bibeau hopes CN, union can resolve strike

Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says the government continues to hope the strike at Canadian National Railway can be resolved by the workers and company on their own. She told reporters at Canadian Western Agribition in Regina that all options are on the table, but there is no timeline for when the government might intervene. […] Read more

Canadian Western Agribition ended its most recent fiscal year with an operating profit of $190,671. | File photo

Agribition remains in the black

Canadian Western Agribition ended its most recent fiscal year with an operating profit of $190,671. That’s down slightly from the previous year’s $270,000. However, outgoing president Bruce Holmquist said he’s fine with that, considering Agribition is a not-for-profit organization. “We exceeded budget and we probably exceeded expectations when you look at the harvest we had […] Read more


The 50th edition of Canadian Western Agribition will be held a little later than usual, thanks to the Canadian Football League. | Twitter/@sskroughriders photo

Grey Cup will delay Agribition next year

The 50th edition of Canadian Western Agribition will be held a little later than usual, thanks to the Canadian Football League. Regina was awarded the 2020 Grey Cup yesterday, partly at least in celebration of the Roughriders’ 110th year, pushing the agricultural show to a week later than it is normally held. The Grey Cup […] Read more

Lucy Collin, in green, from New Zealand, fits cattle with Katie and Andre Steppler of Miami, Man., during Canadian Western Agribition. | Karen Briere photo

Agribition offers chance to learn

Lucy Collin was five days into a new job, in a new country, and appeared to be having the time of her life in the Charolais barn at Canadian Western Agribition in Regina. Collin is from Rauriki Charolais in Central Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. She came to Canada for the first time in July as […] Read more