Ag in Motion will be action-packed this year. Large scale demos will compare equipment live in the field, intriguing speakers will help drive your farming business forward and exhibitors will actively display new equipment. Explore seed and crop protection products on over 100 acres of plots, or head to Livestock Central, presented by BMO Bank of Montreal, for demos and speakers geared towards cattle ranchers and other livestock producers.
Ag in Motion’s outdoor concept offers an unparalleled opportunity for farmers to see the latest equipment in action, in the field, operating in the same environment it’s made for.
Decisions are made in the field.
See field equipment run side-by-side with up to a dozen competitors.
Air Seeder Demonstration
This demo will compare the seeding capabilities from several manufacturers. Participants will seed a test strip weeks before Ag in Motion so that attendees will be able to see how the crop has emerged. During the show, the same manufacturers will run next to the emerged strip to show the features of their unit during seeding.
Daily at 2:30 p.m.
The Ag in Motion property spans over 600 acres with more than 300 acres of crop plots, allowing farmers a unique opportunity to see a variety of Western Canadian crops all in one place. These plots are prepared throughout the spring months in order to be ready for Ag in Motion in July. Within the Ag in Motion show grounds, there are 15 acres of small plots from over 30 seed and crop protection companies.
Farmers will see the latest technology in canola, cereals, corn, soybeans and also specialty crops like flax, oats and quinoa, from companies like AgXplore Int., Alliance Seed, Amity, Arysta Lifescience, Asle Technologies, ATP Nutrition Ltd., BASF Canada, Bayer CropScience, BrettYoung, Canterra Seeds, Cargill, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™, Engage Agro, Farmers of North America/Agracity, FP Genetics Inc., Gowan, IAP Group, InVigor, Monsanto Canada, NexusAg by Univar, Northstar Seed/Legend Seeds, Rack Petroleum, SaskCanola, SeCan, Stroller Enterprises, Taurus Agricultural Marketing, Thunder Seeds Canada, Tru-Test/Nester/Union Forage and Yara Belle Plaine.
Ag in Motion is a place to learn, and the speaker series in the Agri-Trend Knowledge Tent, presented by RBC, offers attendees the chance to relax and hear engaging speakers talk about relevant issues.
Keynote Speaker- John Gormley, presented by RBC Wednesday July 18th, 2:00 pm
Managing Change, Expectations and Agriculture’s Place in an Uncertain World
Broadcaster, lawyer and best selling author John Gormley discusses the challenges and opportunities facing Saskatchewan and agriculture. From attitudes that have changed to evolving expectations in trade, politics and culture, the importance of consumer trust and change-management have become very significant.
Nestled between 1st Street and 3rd Street along Manitoba Drive, farmers can browse Livestock Central presented by BMO Financial Group. Livestock Central houses indoor and outdoor exhibitors specific to livestock producers. The indoor exhibits are located in the Livestock Pavilion, located on the west side of Livestock Central at the corner of 1st Street and Manitoba Drive.
Cattle Handling Facility Demonstration
The Cattle Handling Facility Demo will showcase the newest technology in equipment for producers to move their animals easier, safer and more efficiently. Stampede Steel Inc., Morand Industries, Tuff Livestock Equipment, Paysen Livestock Equipment, and Hi-Hog Farm and Ranch Equipment Ltd. will each demonstrate the use of their cattle handling equipment. Attendees will see different handling systems in action as each company showcases how their chutes can improve handling on an operation. This side by side demonstration will help to educate livestock producers by using a real-world situation to display cattle handling technology.
Daily at 11:30 a.m. in the Cattle Pen in Livestock Central
The TM R Demo at Ag in Motion will give farmers an in person look at different pull TMR mixers in action. The KEENAN Mechfiber series 6-paddle horizontal mixer from Alltech, the CFR 1251 from Highline Manufacturing and a TM R mixer from NDE Co. will be showcased daily, alongside equipment from Penta and Jaylor. At each demonstration the mixers will be working with the same inputs to create different rations. The mixers will be loaded with the ingredients and given a set amount of time to mix, and then all of the rations will be laid down for a side-byside comparison. On Tuesday, rations will be tailored to the needs of a dairy animal, Wednesday and Thursday rations specific to beef cattle.
Daily at 10:00 a.m. in the Southwest Field
Forage Demonstration- Cut, Bale & Wrap
The Forage Demonstration at Ag in Motion will give producers the opportunity to view new technology for cutting, baling and wrapping quality forage for their livestock. Equipment from Poettinger and Kubota will be utilized to display new technology and techniques. Poettinger machines will mow the forage crop, tedder and rake it, and then run it through their self-loading silage wagon. Using Kubota equipment, hay will be cut with the DMC8540T 13’1″ wide Center Pivot mower conditioner. Then, hay will be raked using the RA2584 Twin Rotor Center delivery rake with a 24’11” to 27’7″ working width and baled into large 5×6 rounds using the new variable rate chamber baler — the new BV4580 Net and Twine 5×6 large round baler. Experts will be on-site from both companies to explain the processes and answer questions.
The Forage Demo will take place at 10:30 a.m. daily.
The Fencing Demonstration at Ag in Motion will display how to create a fence system that greatly reduces labour time while improving quality, consistency and safety. The EZG Manufacturing Stretch-N-Go Hog, STO CKade Power Stapling, Gripple brace and connector products, sold by FenceFast and the Wheatheart Renegade post pounder from AGI will be used in the real-life demonstration. The demonstration will start with post driving followed by fence wire installation. Posts will be pounded using AGI ’s Wheatheart Renegade to display it’s 660 lbs. of hammer pressure. Once the posts are installed fence bracing will be completed using the Gripple Brace cable kit and wire will then be secured with Gripple T-Clips. The EZG Stretch- N-Go Hog attached to a skid loader will be driven along the pre-installed post fence line, dispensing the wire at desired tension. The wire will be stapled behind by STO CKade ST400i Cordless fence staplers. Farmers will have the opportunity to see how quick and easy a fence can be installed by using these products from FenceFast. The Fencing
Featuring Fence Fast. Daily at 9:30 a.m. in Livestock Central
Livestock & Forage Speaker Series
The Livestock and Forage Speaker Series at Ag in Motion, presented in partnership with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture offers an assortment of speakers that will help farmers to gather information on a variety of livestock issues and topics. Topics highlighted will cover a broad range, including silage economics, cover crops for livestock as well as opportunities in sheep. Speakers from all different backgrounds will be featured such as farmers and ranchers, University Departments, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, company representatives and field specialists. Farmers will have an opportunity to choose what topics pertain to their operations and learn from experts on these topics. Plan to visit the Livestock Pavilion Speaker Stage to listen and learn from these fantastic speakers.
Tuesday, July 17 is Dairy Day & Wednesday July 18 is Beef Day!
Ag in Motion and the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) have partnered to shine a light on innovative agriculture technologies through the 2018 Ag in Motion Innovations Program. Through this program, four awards will be presented to pioneering technologies that have the potential to positively impact and advance the agriculture industry. Finalists and award winners will also be highlighted at Ag in Motion. Companies eligible for the program include local and international companies who are exhibitors of the 2018 Ag in MotionInnovation Awards:
These awards will be presented at the Innovations Reception presented by Agriculture Manufacturers of Canada (AMC) and SREDA. This celebration will take place on Monday, July 16 at the Sheraton Cavalier in Saskatoon, SK.SEE THE 2018 FINALISTS
Many exhibits on 7th Street are home to individual demos hosted by various companies.
Neeralta, Maxim Truck & Trailer, Canada West Harvest Centre, RedHead, Michelin, Titan Tire, Western Mulching & Crushing Equipment, Ahornhof, Lambert Distributing, Anderson Pump House, Finning and Dot Technology Corp will all be showcasing their products at their booth spaces.