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Justin Carvey of Alexander shows off his national championship banner after taking 
Senior Champion Bull Calf this year at Ag Ex.

Ag Ex drew three national breed shows this year

Angus, Simmental and Shorthorn breeders all converged on the Keystone Centre

The Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba more than doubled down on purebred cattle for Ag Ex. The fall fair included three national breed shows this year. Ag Ex typically draws one national breed organization, the most recent being the Canadian Charolais Association last year. This year, Angus, Simmental and Shorthorn all hosted their national shows at

Russell Thompson of Poplar Park Farm poses next to his national awards. The Hamiota producer took home Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor from the province’s first National Shorthorn Show at Ag Ex 2018.

Three national cattle shows land in Brandon

It was a good year to be an Angus, Simmental or Shorthorn breeder in Manitoba, at least in terms of travel time to the national show

The Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba more than doubled down on purebred cattle for Ag Ex. The fall fair included three national breed shows this year. Ag Ex typically draws one national breed organization, the most recent being the Canadian Charolais Association last year. This year, Angus, Simmental and Shorthorn all hosted their national shows at


Producers from Ontario to Alberta enter the ring in Brandon during the Canadian National Charolais Show and Sale, 
part of Ag Ex this year.

Ag Ex brings on the breeding stock with national Charolais show

Brandon’s Ag Ex was host to the Canadian National Charolais Show and Sale

Brandon had the full focus of Canada’s Charolais industry Oct. 26-27 as gates opened on the National Charolais Show and Sale. Breeders from Ontario to Alberta arrived at Brandon’s Keystone Centre for the event, part of the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba’s Ag Ex. “A national show for us is huge,” Ag Ex cattle show committee

Attendees try their hand at wheat grinding during the Amazing Agriculture Adventure June 6-7.

Schools get an eye for agriculture with Ag in the Classroom

The Amazing Agriculture Adventure saw more students and adults as the annual event 
returned to Brandon in early June

Over 500 Grade 4/5 students had an Amazing Agriculture Adventure June 6-7 as Ag in the Classroom took over Brandon’s Keystone Centre. Described as Agriculture in the Classroom Manitoba’s flagship event, the two-day workshop claimed more students, more teachers and more participating schools this year than in 2016. Participation jumped by about a third over

The Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba held Ag Ex at the Keystone Centre in Brandon on October 26 to 29.

Ag Ex presents marketing opportunities

More than 700 head of cattle were moved into Brandon’s Keystone Centre last week for the province’s largest all-breed cattle show

You could have the best cattle in the world, but if nobody knows about them, it won’t do you much good. It’s a reality cattle breeders across Canada struggle with, and a big reason there are cattle shows, say exhibitors at this year’s Ag Ex event in Brandon. The show is the province’s largest all-breed


General manager of Brandon’s Keystone Centre, Neil Thomson, says the proposed addition is a matter of when, not if.

Keystone Centre proposes barn addition

General manager of Brandon’s Keystone Centre says the facility is looking to acquire 
funding for addition of a multi-purpose field house and barn

Brandon’s Keystone Centre is ready to begin construction on a 130,000-square-foot addition as soon as it lines up enough funds. “Manitoba Ag Days basically takes every square inch of the building that we have now and it also has a waiting list of exhibitors. We would like to be able to accommodate that,” said Keystone

Manitoba Ag Days

Let the 2015 ag year begin!

The weather outside is frightful, which is a good reason to head to Brandon for Ag Days

While we all start the year with the fresh flip of a brand new calendar January 1, when it comes to agriculture in Manitoba, Manitoba Ag Days is really where the year begins. This year’s Manitoba Ag Days will take place January 20-22, 2015 at Brandon’s Keystone Centre. “Manitoba Ag Days is the first agricultural