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Cassidy Elder (l to r), Fawn Jackson, Erin Jackson, Heidi Nicholls, Tomina Jackson and Ella Marzoff pose after winning the 2018 Ag Ex Little Lady Classic.

Sister-led team brings success at At Ex 2018

The Jackson sisters led High Bluff Stock Farm’s all-female showing team to success at Ag Ex in Brandon this year

The stall belonging to High Bluff Stock Farm in Inglis appeared like many others at Brandon’s Ag Ex last month. It was nestled midway through the Charolais barn, marked overhead signs announcing the farm’s name and a display at the mouth of the aisle, and now adorned with a banner marking the farm’s success in

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

The Carson family (l to r): Cody, Neil, Carly-Jo and Denise.

Rossburn family recognized with MSA award

Northern Light Simmentals has been dedicated to the breed for many years

Since 1995, the Manitoba Simmental Association (MSA) has presented the A.O. Henuset Memorial Distinguished Service Award, to persons who have helped establish the Simmental industry in Manitoba. As the 2017 winners, the Carson family of Northern Light Simmentals, located approximately 15 km southwest of Rossburn, exemplify dedication to the Simmental breed through the cattle program

A cattle theft near Rossburn is seen as part of a growing trend.

Two cattle left for dead by rustlers

A cattle producer who lost 21 cows and 30 calves to thieves earlier this month is offering a $10,000 reward to help track down the perpetrators

A Rossburn-area farmer who had 21 cows and 30 calves stolen earlier this month from pasture near Olha says even worse was finding two others dead. Kalvin Kreshewski came upon the grisly scene July 4, finding two cows dead from dehydration after rustlers left a gate tied and the two animals locked in a corral


A mail-in coupon for bale stooker “particulars”

A mail-in coupon for bale stooker “particulars”

Our History: July 1967

This ad for the Williamson bale stooker in our July 13, 1967 issue reminds that it used to be that if you wanted “particulars” on a piece of equipment, you had to phone or write rather than visit the company’s website. Our main story that week described Manitoba’s crop conditions as a “hodgepodge.” Crops were

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.

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

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. This annual event provides Manitoba cattle producers the venue to highlight and