The ANIMAL TECH International Fair for Animal Production had a successful premiere at the Brno Exhibition Centre in May 2017. Concurrently with it ran the National Show of Livestock, the Central European Veterinary Congress, the National Gamekeeping Show and the NATUR EXPO BRNO Fair.
For the first time, this year’s National Show of Livestock was held concurrently with the International Fair for Animal Production, ANIMAL TECH, the Fair for Sustainable Living in the Landscape, NATUR EXPO BRNO, and the National Gamekeeping Show. The focus on livestock production and landscape care enhanced the interest of professional public, which was reflected in the high footfall over the first two days when the exhibition centre welcomed close to 15 thousand people. In total, 272 firms and 900 heads of livestock were presented in an exhibition area of ca. 27,000 m2. Over four days, this unique show attracted over 30 thousand paying visitors.
As part of the accompanying programme of the National Show of Livestock, a public debate was held by Minister Marian Jurečka with the public in Hall P. Here, among others, information on support for the milk and meat sectors or on the prospects of working in agriculture.
Interest shown in the separate exhibition of livestock was a pleasure for us says David Lipovský of the Bohemian-Moravian Breeders Association
The National Show of Livestock is a real breeders‘ feast. This is testified by the fact that living specimens were carried to Brno by 36 vehicles, some of which had to come several times. The organizers addressed virtually all carriers licensed to transport livestock. "This is the largest concentration of farm animals exhibited in one place in the Czech Republic," confirms David Lipovský, head of the breeding department of Czech-Moravian Breeders Association, on behalf of the organizers.
Good weather, visitors' interest and official events, including the opening ceremony, were the main happening of the first day of the National Show of Livestock, the ANIMAL TECH fair, the National Gamekeeping Show and the NATUR EXPO BRNO Fair.
Livestock production is at the top level in the Czech Republic and has a high export potential. Representatives of agricultural organizations agreed on this at the beginning of all concurrently held events – the National Show of Livestock, the ANIMAL TECH and NATUR EXPO BRNO trade fairs and the National Gamekeeping Show.
At the ceremonial opening of the trade fairs, Gold Medals were handed over to four winners of the best exhibit of the year competition. At the same time, the awards of editorial boards of three media partners were granted.
The ANIMAL TECH trade fair has been very well received by both Czech and foreign companies. In total 150 firms will be exhibiting at the trade fair, presenting both novelties as well as their standard range.
At the National Show of Livestock representatives of almost all the breeds farmed in the Czech Republic will be on display. There will be some nine hundred head of livestock exhibited. Not only cattle and horses will be presented, but also sheep, goats and pigs. In the small showground in Pavilion P you can look forward to the following accompanying programme...
At the 2017 National Show of Livestock horses will be found in Hall G1 and its surroundings. The exhibited horses will be stabled in boxes by Hall G1, and a horse paddock will be created between Hall s Z and G1. Here visitors will be able to take a look at the exhibited horses (more than 100 horses from eleven breeds). Demonstrations of sporting disciplines and other activities with horses will take place in Hall G, where half of the building will be taken up with a large showground with two stands for visitors.
At this year’s National Show of Livestock the National Championship of Holstein Cattle will be held to choose the champion and vice-champion for this breed for 2017. The association as is traditional will be ensuring maximum objectivity by bringing in an international referee for this competition which is open to all breeders of Holstein cattle in the Czech Republic.
As in previous years Hall P will be dominated by beef cattle, with this year a total of 366 head being exhibited. The largest number of these will be Aberdeen Angus with 69 head, then the Limousin with 61 head, and third place will be the Charolais with 40 head.
A part of the ANIMAL TECH International Fair for Animal Production and National show of livestock is also a rich accompanying programme, focusing each day on a specific group of livestock. On Thursday attention is given to beef cattle, on Friday to Holstein cattle, while on Saturday the main role will be taken by sheep, goats and pigs, and on Sunday Simmental cattle and horses.
The ANIMAL TECH Trade Fair and the National Show of Livestock Target Professionals in the Field of Animal Production
In the period 11–14/5/2017 the National Show of Livestock together with the first ANIMAL TECH International Fair for Animal Production will take place at the Brno Exhibition Centre.
Eleven horse breeds will be introduced in Hall G as part of the National Show of Livestock, including Czech national breeds (Bohemian-Moravian Belgian Horse, Hucul, Silesian Noriker, Starokladruby Horse, and Czech Warmblood).
Status quo of the first edition of the ANIMAL TECH International Fair for Animal Production after the exhibitors’ deadline in mid-January fulfils the expectations of the organizers.
EuroTier, one of the world's leading animal production trade shows, will take place in Hanover from 15 to 18 November. At this fair you will also find a stand of the ANIMAL TECH fair, specifically in Hall 2, stand B 47.
The National Show of Livestock and the ANIMAL TECH fair are parts of the Fairs for breeding, hunting and landscape. This group also includes the National Gamekeeping Show and the Fair for Sustainable Living in the Landscape NATUR EXPO BRNO.
Next year, the National Show of Livestock and ANIMAL TECH International Fair for Animal Production will be held in a new May period – from 11 to 14 May 2017.
In 2017 the presentation of livestock, machinery and technology for livestock production at the Brno Exhibition Centre will gain an entirely new space. This new complex of events held with the ANIMAL TECH trade fair and the National Show of Livestock is focussed on livestock production and is for those with a professional interest – breeders, farmers, vets and animal technicians. At the same time the National Gamekeeping Show and NATUR EXPO BRNO – the Fair for Sustainable Living in the Landscape – will be taking place. This conception brings more professionalism to the presentation of livestock and the associated technology and will be more effective for the producers and importers of livestock technology, veterinary and reproductive technology, suppliers of feed and medicines for livestock and producers and importers of agricultural machinery.