MANITOBA AG EX DRAWS IN A GOOD CROWD FOR CATTLE SHOW

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News release:  Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba

Manitoba AG EX is in full swing and the Manitoba Rodeo Cowboys Association start off their finals competition with a good crowd turn out for the first couple nightsof the 3 day event.

It’s been a great event so far. Traffic has been steady at all of daytime events and attendance has been positive for the Manitoba Finals Rodeo.”Said Ron Kristjansson,General Manager at the Provncial Exhibition of Manitoba. “The barns

are right full of exhibitors and excitement is very high. We’ve had several successful sales including the Western Canadian National Hereford, Canadian National Limousin and NAERIC Horse sales and the number and quality of cattle in all of our breeds that came here for this show is simply outstanding.“Said Kristjansson.

When asked about how the Rodeo was feeling being back with the Manitoba AG EX event, Chad Stiles vice president of the Manitoba Rodeo Cowboys Association stated, “Bringing together the two events has been great for everyone and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Of course, there are things that we want to work on for next year but we are committed to growing together. The amazing part about this event is the volunteers it takes to make it all happen.Between all of the groups, we roughly estimated that it takes close to 50,000 hours of volunteer time to put this all together. “

Manitoba AG EX runs through the day on Saturday with the Gelbvieh, Shorthorn and Commercial breed shows as well as the Jr. Showmanship, Prospect Steer/Heifer and Supreme Breed shows. The Manitoba Superhorse 50/50 futurity, Hagan Horse viewing and sale and the Fall Class Ranch Sortingare open to the public at no charge until 6 PM. Manitoba AG EX will wrap up with the final night of the Manitoba Finals Rodeo Championship round starting at 7 PM. Results for the Cattle shows and rodeo events are available at www.manitobaagex.com

About Manitoba AG EX

Manitoba AG EX is home of the Manitoba Finals Rodeo and Manitoba’s largest all breeds cattle show happening October 26 –29 in Brandon at the Keystone Centre.Manitoba Superhorse 50/50, NAERIC Barrels of Cash, Hagan Performance & Ranch Horses, Fall ClassicRanch Sorting and the Manitoba Bucking Stock Futurity have joined Manitoba AG EX this year and will have shows and sales throughout the 4-dayevent. Admission to the daily shows and sales is free until 6 PM. Tickets for Manitoba Finals Rodeo are $20; 6 -12yrs $10 (cost does not include the Keystone Centre ticket fee) available at the Keystone Centre box office or online at WWW.MANITOBAAGEX.COM

For additional information contact:

Ron Kristjansson
General Manager

204-726-3590
ronkristjansson@provincialexhibition.com