NEWS & EVENTS
Olds Fall Classic
ORE and the Fall Classic Beef Committee extend a special invitation to all seedstock producers to participate in the annual beef cattle showcase held the first weekend in October. Breed Shows highlight the following breeds: Black Angus, Blonde, Charolais, Hereford, Limousin, Red Angus, Shorthorn and Simmental as well as the Stars of Tomorrow Jackpot Calf Show. Each of the deserving Champion Bull & Female winners, adjudicated by professional reputable judges, are eligible for Alberta Supreme at Farmfair & RBC Beef Supreme Challenge at Agribition.
Edmonton Farmfair International
For over 40 years, Northlands has hosted Farmfair International, one of Canada's top agricultural shows, where thousands of guests come to the Edmonton EXPO Centre to show and sell top quality livestock. Farmfair International is proud to welcome international buyers from the Commonwealth of Independent States, European Union, Latin America, North America, Oceania and South America, in addition to local ranchers.
Northlands is pleased to once again host the Northlands Stock Dog Competition in conjunction with Farmfair International. This is a timed event where stock dogs must run sheep through obstacles as they herd them into a pen. Only able to communicate with their dog through whistles or voice commands, the handler must stand in a designated area until the last sheep exits the chute. This is a true showcase on the partnership between the handler and their dog!
First Run: November 12 - 12 p.m.
Second Run: November 13 - 2 p.m.
Finals (Top 5): November 13 - 4 p.m.
Alberta Select Charolais Sale
Alberta Select Charolais Bull & Female Sale held in Red Deer at the Westerner Park.
Olds Regional Exhibition and Calgary Stampede are committed to providing a collaborative venue to showcase youth in agriculture by combining traditional elements with innovative approaches for personal achievement and development. This will increase inter-breed interaction, avoid duplication, improve financial sustainability, engage the public and enhance the profile of rural lifestyle and primary production. This new youth livestock program is known as Summer Synergy!