After winning the grand champion Simmental female, Tim Massey right, of New Trend Cattle locks hands with the reserve champion. | Jeremy Simes photo

Farmfair looks ahead with new programming

The purebred cattle show will always be the backbone of the event, says Northlands, but there are other attractions

Farmfair International has begun forging a path to re-invent itself, looking to connect more urban people to the annual livestock show. Last week’s event, which took place between Nov. 6-10 at the Edmonton Expo Centre, saw new additions, many of which aimed to bring city people through its doors while also better accommodating purebred producers. […] Read more

Kurt Pedersen of Pedersen Livestock stands with Kaylee Duncan. He won the Pee Wee Grand Champion title at Edmonton Farmfair last week.  |  Jeremy Simes photo

Pee wee shows help ignite passion for cattle

Parents Justine and Tyler Bullick had their cellphones in hand, taking photos of their happy daughter, Scarlet, when she won Grand Champion Pee Wee Showman. It was an exciting moment for the family, which operates Prairie Cove Charolais, but they said there’s more to the pee wee shows than just getting a fancy ribbon or […] Read more

The grand champion bull was  GH 377X Eclipse 27E entered by Nelson Hirsche Purebreds, Sanburg Herefords and Wade Carroll. Grant Hirsche is on the far right.  | Barbara Duckworth photo

Farmfair International – Friday results

EDMONTON, Alta. –The third day of Farmfair International featured four beef breed shows. The unofficial results are as follows: Angus Grand champion bull: Brooking Gold Coin 8069 entered by Justin Morrison, Brooking Angus, Radville, Sask. and ZWT Ranch, Tennessee Reserve: Remitall F Renown 312F entered by Remitall Farms, Olds, Alta. and Fairland Cattle Co. Grand […] Read more

The grand champion bull at the national Gelbvieh show held during Farmfair International was named AWB Twin View Gayle 78E Et and was shown by Scott Severtson of Severtson Land and Cattle, Innisfail, Alta. | Barbara Duckworth photo

Farmfair International – Thursday results

EDMONTON, Alta. –The second day of Farmfair International featured four beef breed shows including national events for the Shorthorn and Gelbvieh. The unofficial results are as follows: Gelbvieh (National Show) Grand champion bull: SLC Strut 146E entered by Severtson Land and Cattle Co., Innisfail, Alta. Reserve: DVE Davidson Mr February 50G entered by Davidson Gelbvieh, […] Read more

Farmfair Legends of the Fall grand champion female: Boss Lake Ms Elle 926G entered by Boss Lake Genetics, Parkland County, Alberta. Brittany Boss at the halter. | Barbara Duckworth photo

Farmfair gets underway in Edmonton

Farmfair International is being held Nov. 6-10 in Edmonton, Alberta. The first day started off with a futurity female and bull show open to all breeds followed by purebred cattle shows. An added feature at this year’s show is the announcement of world champion bulls and females selected from cattle around the world. Canadians were […] Read more

Sharin Engler holds a French lop rabbit, which weighs about 14 pounds, and a Little Polish rabbit, which weighs about 2.5 lb. Rabbits came back to Farmfair International after a long absence.  |  Barbara Duckworth photo

Rabbits a hit with visitors after return to Farmfair

The 17 breeds of rabbits in attendance at the Edmonton show 
represented commercial types for meat and fancies kept as pets

EDMONTON — There was a collective sigh of pleasure among visitors to the rabbit show at Farmfair International. With a cuteness factor to the power of 10, 180 rabbits of every colour and size were on display for the first time in a decade. Farmfair always had a rabbit and bird show, but the event […] Read more

Garth, left, Art, Brittany and Marie Andruchow attended Farmfair International earlier this month to show cattle and be recognized for 50 years with the Hereford breed.  |  Barbara Duckworth photo

Family recognized for 50 years of Herefords

The Andruchows looked to replace Herefords as they went out of style, but then the breed became fashionable again

EDMONTON — The Andruchow family has followed the Hereford life for 50 years. The golden Hereford anniversary for long-time Hereford breeders Art and Marie Andruchow was recognized at Farmfair International, which was held earlier in the month in Edmonton. If Art has his way, there will be more anniversaries to be celebrated. Now 72, he […] Read more

Thomas Wildman and his father, Kirk, judged the All Other Breeds show at Farmfair International. The 16-year-old comes from Sangudo, Alta., where his family raises Angus. This was his first foray into judging. | Barbara Duckworth photo

Young cattle producers learn judging ropes in the ring

EDMONTON — It was like bring your kid to work day when two teenagers were invited to join seasoned purebred cattle judges to shadow them for the day at Farmfair International. Thomas Wildman, 16, from Towaw Angus joined his father, Kirk Wildman, in judging the All Breeds Show, while David Vikse invited Travis Edwards to […] Read more

Jaxon and Jayden Payne hug after Greenwood Livestock wins the supreme female for its Limousin at Farmfair International.  |  Jeremy Simes photo

Family scores double win at Farmfair

The Paynes won the supreme championship with their Limousin female and the futurity show with an Angus bull 

EDMONTON — The Payne family is setting a quick pace for itself by winning a supreme championship for the second year at Farmfair International. “We have set two records because a Limousin female never won before; it is awesome,” said Jackie Payne, wiping away tears of joy. Named Greenwood Pld Ally 702A, the female came […] Read more