Beef Market Update – Agriculture Still Has a Role at the Calgary Stampede – Anne Dunford

The Calgary Stampede is back again this year and it is definitely the biggest party in Canada every year. The Stampede has transitioned from a agriculture centric event to one also about the fair, thrill rides and concerts. All things considered the Calgary Stampede still holds its roots in agriculture. With the rodeo, chuck wagon races and the international room, the Stampede tries to enable all citizens to connect or re-connect with the cowboy and agricultural culture.

I know that besides the omish no one rides around in horse pulled buggy’s and that most farmers or cowboys don’t ride bulls on their ranch but at least the Stampede allows people to think about agriculture. It is at times a romantic connection to an age that seems lifetimes ago but a connection to agriculture nonetheless.

In this week’s episode of the Beef Market Update with Anne Dunford, we change up the pace and discuss agriculture’s role at the Stampede and take a rest from the market talk.

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