The 46th edition of Canadian Western Agribition saw growth and positive results through a transition year.
Full Contact Jousting and the return of Agribition Pro Rodeo were both huge successes. These events attracted more than 25,000 visitors over five nights, a new entertainment record.
Livestock entries were at capacity, with the sheep, goats, horses, and some purebred beef spending their first show in the new International Trade Centre. Cattle sales were strong with the highest selling bull sold at $70,000 for two-thirds possession.
CWA’s international program also continues to grow as 2016 saw another increase in qualified buyers who doubled their spend at the show from the previous year.
The show was visited by over 1,200 international guests from 75 different countries, another new record.
Trade show also grew this year with a new high of 450 exhibitors, filling up more space than ever before.
Over 8,000 students attended CWA through the registered Education Program. This is an all-time high of registered students.
Overall attendance for the 2016 show was more than 123,000 over the six-day event.
Financial results of Regina’s signature event will be released at the Annual General Meeting in April 2017.
Read the full news release here.
See all livestock results here.