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Agribition and Semex Partner for a New Purebred Beef Jackpot

Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) will host a new bull calf jackpot event at Agribition in 2015.

President’s Classic presented by Semex, will take place in the Chevrolet GMC Stadium on Tuesday, November 24th.

A panel of three experts will judge bull calves within their breed, culminating in a grand finale featuring the champion of each breed vying for the President’s Classic title. The total payout for the event will exceed $7,500.

“Semex is proud to be a part of this inaugural and exciting event. Bulls are our business and we are happy to support Agribition’s platform to identify the next great group of future herd sires developed by purebred beef breeders,” says Myles Immerkar, Manager of Global Beef Programs with Semex.

“Agribition is the country’s largest purebred beef show,” says CWA Beef Committee Chair, Chris Lees. “Integrating First Lady Classic and President’s Classic is an ideal way to kick off the week.”

Agribition drew in over 800 visitors from over 70 countries last year. “These types of competitions are a catalyst in securing exports to new markets; they are widely regarded as an integral part of marketing beef cattle genetics for our producers,” says Lees.

First Lady Classic, presented by Merck, is also a jackpot event which sees judges select the top yearling heifer at Agribition. Last year the total amount paid out in First Lady Classic was $7,600.

Entries for President’s Classic and First Lady Classic close October 1st.