Canadian Western Agribition is a great show for the livestock industry, that from a U.S. exhibitor showing cattle at the event.

Harley and Michelle Blegen are from North Dakota and are back exhibiting galloway cattle.

American cattle had been shut out of the event since the border closed in 2003 due to B.S.E.

Harley would like to see the border issue resolved with everything returned to the way it was prior to B.S.E.

He notes the border closure has closed some doors for him when it comes to sales in Canada as well as importing animals as breeding stock.

This is the first time since the border reopened that U.S. exhibitors have shown animals at Agribition.

Along with the Blegen’s there's also an exhibitor at the show from Kansas.