October 29, Brandon, MB – The 41st Manitoba AG EX is wrapping up and organizers are very pleased with the results. With close to 200 cattle exhibitors, almost 700 cattle and approximately 150 horse exhibitors, the final number of livestock involved in this year’s event is close to 1300.
Co-Chair of Manitoba AG EX, Dallas Johnson, reported that this was a fantastic week for the cattle industry with record cattle registration numbers and the entire committee is thrilled with the big turnout for the rodeo events.
“Attendance was really good over the four days.” Said Ron Kristjansson, general manager at the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba. “We can’t really say whether it’s an increase over past years because this is a brand new event for Brandon. We can say that all of the groups involved are as happy as we are with the end result and planning for next year has already started. “
“We had 27 two -year old horses entered this year for the Manitoba Super Horse futurity and we handed out over $40,000 in cash and prizes.” Said Julie Bridgeman, head organizer for Manitoba Superhorse.
Alistair Hagan reported standing room only at their Hagan Performance and Ranch sale and Shawn Parsons reported that approximately 100 teams competed in the two days of the Fall Classic Ranch Sorting competition.
Tickets for the Manitoba Finals Rodeo were still on sale at the time of this release, but early reports from Ron Kristjansson estimated close to 6000 spectators attended the rodeo over the three nights of competition. Dan Tober, president of the Manitoba Rodeo Cowboys Association was busy volunteering his time at the championship rodeo performance and unavailable for comment but did report that MRCA was very pleased with the partnership and impressed with the way the event turned out this year.
Results for the Cattle shows and rodeo events will be made available at www.manitobaagex.com once they have been confirmed.