Manitoba’s premier livestock show is winding down and it has been a busy week that has included a number of exhibitors from Saskatchewan.
Show co-chair Dallas Johnston says without the Saskatchewan producers the show wouldn’t even happen.
Rob O’Connor of Lone pine Cattle Services in Vibank has attended Ag-Ex for a number of years and he says it’s a show exhibitor in his province like to circle on their calendar.
“We like to get to this show as often as we can.”
The Hereford breeder points out Ag-Ex has a lot of pluses. “It’s a good show and kind of a precursor to the National show which is Agribition in Regina. For the Manitoba market this is an important one to attend and gives us a chance to see the cattle here in Manitoba and access to potential customers as well.”
The show circuit is winding down for cattle producers with Agribition the last show of the year.
“It’s important to keep your name out there and especially if you want to market to the Manitoba cattlemen. It’s important to come here because it’s the major livestock show in the province. When you win at Brandon or make it to the supreme champion in Regina because you were champion in Brandon it means a lot,” said O’Connor.