Every fall, farmers, ranchers and beef producers leave the farm to make the journey to Edmonton for Northlands Farmfair International. Boasting the highest prize purse in Canada, Farmfair International offers more than $130,000 in prizing for beef programs alone. With more than 522,000 square feet of western entertainment including beefed-up cattle shows and sales, international buyers and the Winter Marketplace, Farmfair International is definitely worth the trip.

Why Farmfair International?

  • Since November 2010, Farmfair International has been a contributing partner to millions of dollars in cattle and genetics tracked sales across 13 breeds to 13 countries
  • Farmfair International boasts the highest prize purse in Canada with more than $130,000 in prizing for beef programs alone
  • Farmfair International hosts 12 breed shows with more than 15 purebred beef breeds participating
  • There are more than 1,000 head of top-quality cattle exhibited each year at Farmfair International

Move in Updates:

  • Exhibitors can move in starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, November 4.
  • Prospect Steers and Heifers have to be moved in by Friday, November 8 at 8 p.m. Weigh-in for Steers will start at 6 p.m.
  • Junior animals, if not already in the barns, need to be in the barns by Friday, November 8 at 8 p.m.

Farmfair International 2019 Highlights

November 9 is Championship Saturday:

The overall champion bull and champion female will be crowned at the Alberta Supreme. Once again, each owner wins a 2019 RAM truck!

  1. Cattlemarket.net’s Champions of the World celebrates British and European breeds.
  2. See the crowd-favourite Stock Dog Finals.
  3. NEW: Herdsman Award - each breed association selects their best all-round exhibitor to be awarded a cash prize!
  4. Enjoy the championship performance the 15th Annual Heritage Ranch Rodeo, back in its original evening slot! Tickets go on sale soon!

Alberta Supreme Show Presented by RAM

Date: Saturday, Nov 9 Time: 3 p.m. Location: Hall D, Edmonton EXPO Centre

Farmfair International is pleased to partner with the Olds Fall Classic and Lloydminster Stockade Round-up to create the Alberta Supreme Show, which will showcase breed champions from all three of the top cattle shows in Alberta to name two Alberta Supreme Grand Champions.

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Bull Pen Show & Commercial Cattlemen’s Day

Date: Saturday, Nov 9 Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Location: Hall B, Edmonton EXPO Centre

Top bull pens will go head to head for top honours as they compete in Pens of 3 and 5. Up to $7,500 in prize money is up for grabs! Returning for 2019 is the Commercial Cattlemen’s Day lunch – tickets for lunch can be purchased for $10.

Prize Lists

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Hereford Genes Gala

Date: Thursday, Nov 7 Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m. Location: Hall B - Ring 1, Edmonton EXPO Centre

Open to all Hereford breeders exhibiting in the FFI National Western Hereford Show, this program is for bulls born in 2018 & 2017.

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Junior Futurity presented by UFA

Date: Saturday, Nov 9 Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Location: Hall B, Edmonton EXPO Centre

Featuring young agriculture enthusiasts ages 5 – 21, the event allows junior exhibitors to showcase their cattle herds.

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Legends of the Fall

Date: Wednesday, Nov 6 Time: 9 a.m. – noon Location: Hall B - Rings 1 & 2, Edmonton EXPO Centre

This grand prize title is up for grabs as breeders enter their bull and heifer calves in the hopes of having the best of all breeds.

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Prospect Steer & Heifer Show

Date: Saturday, Nov 9 Time: 9 - 11 a.m. Location: Hall B, Edmonton EXPO Centre

Farmfair International will be hosting an Open Steer and Heifer jackpot show featuring percentage and calendar calves. 

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Purebred Beef Shows

Date: Wednesday - Friday, Nov 6-8 Location: Hall B - Ring 2, Edmonton EXPO Centre
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