Putting the past year’s work on display

Brandon played host to Manitoba’s largest all-breed cattle show, 
showcasing more than 500 head of cattle

Baxter Blair, age 13, of McLean, Sask., gets busy grooming as he prepares for his turn in the ring at the 2015 Manitoba Ag Ex.

Cattle breeders’ hard work and dedication were put on display at Ag Ex, Manitoba’s largest all-breed cattle show.

Formerly known as the Manitoba Livestock Expo, Ag Ex was held in Brandon at the Westoba Agriculture Centre of Excellence on Oct. 29 to 31.

More than 500 head of cattle were presented at the four-day Ag Ex event.
More than 500 head of cattle were presented at the four-day Ag Ex event. photo: Jennifer Paige

This annual event provides Manitoba cattle producers the venue to highlight and market purebred and commercial cattle, including Angus, Hereford, Simmental, Charolais, Gelbvieh, Limousine, Shorthorn and mixed breeds.

The provincial exhibition supports junior exhibitors with additional prize money to any steers shown at the event that go on to win at 4-H achievement days or regional shows.

Ag Ex, Manitoba’s largest all-breeds cattle show, began in Brandon on Oct. 29.
Ag Ex, Manitoba’s largest all-breeds cattle show, began in Brandon on Oct. 29. photo: Jennifer Paige

Ag Ex sees approximately 100 exhibitors and more than 500 head of cattle take part and is considered an important showcase and marketing platform, as well as a stepping stone to proceed on to the Canadian Western Agribition, taking place in Regina in November.

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Jennifer Paige

Jennifer Paige is a reporter centred in southwestern Manitoba. She previously wrote for the agriculture-based magazine publisher, Issues Ink and was the sole-reporter at the Minnedosa Tribune for two years prior to joining the Manitoba Co-operator.

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