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

Belle rests on the newsroom floor at Canadian Western Agribition after winning her second Stock Dog Championship. She is owned by Steven Rosvold of Ethelbert, Man.  |  Karen Briere photo

Agribition winner was Belle of the stock dog show

Don’t tell Belle that pregnant females are supposed to rest. The eight-year-old Border Collie won the Stock Dog Championship at Canadian Western Agribition a full minute faster than her closest competition at 2:35. This is the second time that Belle and her owner, Steven Rosvold, from Ethelbert, Man., have attended the show together and the […] Read more

Cain Quam demonstrates the attention of his horse, Vegas, in the sale ring at Canadian Western Agribition’s select horse sale.  | Karen Briere photo

Vegas brings top dollar at CWA horse sale

Sheep buyers attend Canadian Western Agribition looking for top genetics; supreme champion ewe sells for $1,300

First-time Canadian Western Agribition buyers showed no hesitation in bidding on what they wanted. The top-selling ranch horse and the high-selling sheep both went to show newcomers. Shawn Muhr, of Odessa, Sask., seemed a little surprised that he paid $17,000 for a three-year-old gelding officially known as JT Racing Hickory but commonly known as Vegas. […] Read more

Daylin Shotter from Creekside Alpacas in Osage, Sask., waits his turn in the show ring with TGS Creekside’s Echo, a two-year-old fawn-coloured huacaya alpaca. | Karen Briere photo

Alpacas make return to Agribition show ring

Exhibitors from across Western Canada brought about 55 animals to the major livestock show in Regina

Mary-Jo Smith knew little about alpacas when she left Canada and moved to the United Kingdom 18 years ago. But joining her aunt at Bozedown Alpacas in Reading, Berkshire, led her to becoming one of Britain’s premier breeders. It is fitting then that the Albertan returned to Canada last month to judge the Premier Alpaca […] Read more

The national Speckle Park sale at Canadian Western Agribition grossed $337,200 on 34 lots. Genetic packages were sold across Canada and to buyers from Australia, Wales and Oklahoma.   |  Barbara Duckworth photo

Speckle Park gains foothold in Australia

A breed association is starting to gain traction with membership increasing to 300 from 120 in the last year

REGINA — When Greg Ebbeck saw Speckle Park cattle at the Calgary Stampede more than 10 years ago, he decided they would be a good fit for his operation in Australia. Attracted to the carcass results where the cattle consistently achieve high grades in the Canadian system, he and others started to import embryos to […] Read more

Keely, Rob and Halley Adams are part of Ter-Ron Angus at Forestburg, Alta. The family consistently wins big competitions with their Red Angus cattle, and most recently one of their cows was named Miss World Angus 2017. \ Barbara Duckworth photo

Show winners consider themselves cattle producers first

‘We try to raise the cattle first and then let them become show cattle,’ says Rob Adams of Ter-Ron Red Angus

REGINA — The folks at Ter-Ron Red Angus are no strangers to the winner’s circle, but Rob Adams likes to emphasize they are cattle producers first. “We try to raise the cattle first and then let them become show cattle,” he said during Canadian Western Agribition held in Regina Nov. 19-24. The family-run operation at […] Read more

Garrett Liebreich of Radville, Sask., won the junior supreme reserve championship at Canadian Western Agribition with his bred and owned heifer.  He won $2,000 at the end of the show.  |  Barbara Duckworth photo

Junior winner credits support from family

REGINA — An intense involvement in cattle breeding and showing has opened up the world for Garrett Liebreich. The winner of the reserve champion at the junior supreme show at Canadian Western Agribition, the 18-year-old is moving into the big time. The show awarded him a $2,000 scholarship for future studies but in the meantime […] Read more

At 22, Nikki Ross of Innisfail, Alta., is a seasoned cattle producer. | Barbara Duckworth photo

Producer’s passion for cattle means planning for two jobs

A young veteran of the livestock show circuit puts herself through hair stylist school but isn’t giving up on the show ring

REGINA — Nikki Ross feels like a veteran at 22. Active on the show circuit from the time she was old enough to hold a halter, she continues to make time for cattle. Ross is among that group of younger-than-30 beef enthusiasts who realize agriculture may be part of the future but often have to […] Read more