Canadian Western Agribition expected to draw crowds

From Alice McFarlane/CJVR
November 19, 2018 - 9:58am

Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) opens Monday in Regina.

The show draws crowds of 120,000 people during the six-day event.

CWA President Bruce Holmquist said registration for cattle shows was consistent with previous years with about 1,300 entries.

He says he is particularily interested in the number of international guest vistors attending.

"There will be similar numbers to the past and that's key, because trade is such a large part of Agribition," Homquist said. "That's why beef exhibitors come to town to not only sell bulls and genetics to Canadian commercial producers, but also to touch on the international opportunties that are out there."

Delegates from Japan, South America, China and Africa come to see Canadian livestock genetics.

The Texas Longhorn and alpaca shows are new this year.  There will also be two new sport dog demonstrations and therapy farm animals.

Agribition boasts it has something for everyone with the professional rodeo, full contact jousting, running with the bulls, seminars and the trade show.

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