Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Agribition plans a live show

Canadian Western Agribition has plans for a show this fall that will be the largest it has ever organized, including national competitions for12 breeds.

It will be the first time they all have had their national competitions in one place.

This is Agribition’s 50th anniversary. It long ago overtook the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto as the premiere beef breeds competition.

There will also be a national barbecue competition and the champion will qualify for the world championship competition in Kansas City.

Regular programming, including a professional rodeo, will be back.

The show is scheduled for Nov. 22-27.

Last year the live event was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but virtual events drew 1.2 million visits from 87 countries.

That has prompted the organization to launch Agribition Connect as an international marketplace.

Last year Agribition lot $744,000; organizers had expected about $4 million in revenues from attendance.