Rimouski: the resumption of the Agricultural Exhibition attracts many agricultural producers

Rimouski: the resumption of the Agricultural Exhibition attracts many agricultural producers

UPDATE DAY

Agricultural producers from Bas-Saint-Laurent converge on Rimouski to attend the Agricultural Exhibition, which is making a comeback after a two-year pandemic hiatus.

The animal judging competitions are back after a two-year forced hiatus due to the pandemic and this activity has particular importance in the agricultural world.

Open since Wednesday August 3, the 77th edition of the exhibition will end on August 7.

For the occasion, several activities are on the schedule, in particular, the tasting of local products. Animal lovers will be delighted since it's the return of animal judging, an activity that attracts thousands of visitors a year.

“It gives breeders the opportunity to compare themselves with the others and to see some progress. It really is a place of choice. There are also animals that can stand out to go to other national-level competitions,” explained the general manager of the Expo agricole de Rimouski, Simon St-Pierre.

Close to 30 similar competitions take place each year in Quebec and the producers support the importance of highlighting these events.

“It's a really important exhibition and we are lucky to have an exhibition where there are a lot of participants and for us breeders, it's fun to show our animals,” said agricultural producer Joël Lepage.

“It's a source of pride to show our animals in a competition where there is a large audience,” added another producer, Jonathan Lagacé.

Agricultural producers are delighted with their good season. After a few difficult years, the harvests were finally abundant.