Canadian Western Agribition organizers say they have confidence in the vaccine rollout plans and believe time is on their side. The show is scheduled to be held live Nov. 22-27. | File photo

Agribition plans to go live in the fall

Twelve breed shows will be featured, the first time that all breeds will hold their national competitions under one roof


Canadian Western Agribition plans to be back with a full, live event in Regina this fall, despite the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and posting a significant loss in 2020. Chief executive officer Chris Lane said during the show’s recent annual general meeting that work has begun for the 50th show. This will include 12 […] Read more

Chief executive officer Chris Lane said during the show's annual general meeting last week that work has begun for the 50th show. | File photo

Agribition plans to go live in the fall

Canadian Western Agribition plans to be back with a full, live event in Regina this fall, despite the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and posting a significant loss in 2020. Chief executive officer Chris Lane said during the show’s annual general meeting last week that work has begun for the 50th show. This will include […] Read more

The list is based on nominations submitted from across the country. The nominations were whittled down to the top 10 finalists in five categories by a panel of judges. | Screencap via YouTube/Canadian Western Agribition

Agribition lists top 50 leaders in agriculture

Canadian Western Agribition celebrated Canada’s Ag Day Feb. 23 with the release of the winners of its campaign to find the top 50 industry leaders. The list is based on nominations submitted from across the country. The nominations were whittled down to the top 10 finalists in five categories by a panel of judges, including […] Read more


Canadian Western Agribition launched its virtual education program Feb. 1 featuring material related to agriculture that is designed for students in all grades of elementary school. | Screencap via agribition.com

Agribition takes education program online, year round

Students can learn how to pull a calf, how cattle help grasslands, how to become a plant hero and how to make cheesy beef meatballs — all on one website. Canadian Western Agribition launched its virtual education program Feb. 1 featuring material related to agriculture that is designed for students in all grades of elementary […] Read more

Ringman Corey Mantell takes bids during the Canadian Western Agribition commercial sale held at Johnstone Auction Mart in Moose Jaw Nov. 28. Although Agribition was postponed due to the pandemic a small sale of 172 head went ahead with masks and a crowd of less than 30. | Karen Briere photo

Agribition sale scores good prices

The iconic cattle show changed gears this year because of COVID, wrapping up a month of activities with an online sale

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — A pandemic version of Canadian Western Agribition went ahead mostly online over the last month, culminating with an offsite commercial female sale and the virtual slap of supreme purebred champions. Johnstone Auction Mart hosted the commercial sale Nov. 28 where 172 head sold to online buyers and a few who were […] Read more


The Agribition Evolution Series includes 11 breed shows that will culminate in a supreme championship during the week that the show would have welcomed livestock and visitors, said chief executive officer Chris Lane.
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Agribition lineup set for this year’s online event

Canadian Western Agribition has announced its full lineup of virtual events for this year after the live Regina show was postponed due to the pandemic. It includes the opportunity to vote for the Supreme champions of all time through a bracket-style competition that includes every Beef Supreme champion ever named at the show. The champion […] Read more

Dennis Serhienko, seen here in the ring at Canadian Western Agribition 10 years ago, says the cattle show provides exposure to international customers that can’t be achieved any other way.  |  File photo

Agribition hiatus disrupts marketing

Producers say they are in ‘uncharted territory’ now that the livestock show won’t be going ahead this fall due to COVID

Typically, Trent and Janelle Liebreich would be gearing up for the fall cattle show circuit right about now. The Radville, Sask., family operates Merit Cattle Co. and participates in the major shows in Western Canada to promote their Black Angus genetics. “Agribition is the one show that carries more international clout than any in the […] Read more

The Regina event was to celebrate its 50th show this November but has decided to postpone for a year. | File photo

Agribition’s 50th making a move in next-year country

The countdown clock to the next show on the Canadian Western Agribition website sits at more than a year after the 50th edition was postponed. The largest purebred beef show in Canada, held each year in Regina, is the latest casualty of COVID-19 restrictions. It was to celebrate the milestone show this November but the […] Read more


The Regina event was to celebrate its 50th show this November but has decided to postpone for a year. | File photo

Agribition postpones show for this year

Canadian Western Agribition has become the latest casualty of COVID-19 restrictions. The Regina event was to celebrate its 50th show this November but has decided to postpone for a year. The new dates are Nov. 22-27, 2021. President Chris Lees said the difficult decision was made with the health and safety of people in mind. […] Read more

The AGM, and a volunteer appreciation night, were scheduled for April 16. | File photo

Agribition postpones its AGM

Canadian Western Agribition has postponed its annual general meeting because of COVID-19. It, and a volunteer appreciation night, were scheduled for April 16. Show officials said planning continues for the 50th show this fall. At this time, all entries and trade show bookings remain as regularly scheduled. Contact karen.briere@producer.com