The world’s leading trade fair for animal production, EuroTier, will be presenting innovations and trends for agriculture, providing direction for livestock farmers, at the Hanover Exhibition Grounds, Germany, from 13 to 16 November this year. 2,526 exhibitors from 62 countries will be showing a complete program covering modern animal production and solutions to the challenges of the future on an exhibition floor space of more than 260,000 square meters.
More exhibitors from abroad
The number of exhibitors from outside Germany continues to grow. With 1,484 companies (58.7 percent), the figure is higher than ever before. The largest contingent of foreign exhibitors comes from China (254 companies). The second place is held by the Netherlands (207), followed by France (128), Italy (120), Spain (85), Denmark (70) the United Kingdom (62), Austria (55), Turkey (55), Belgium (51), Poland (49), Canada (31) and the USA (29).
DLG sees the high level of participation from outside Germany to mean that many companies in the field of international agribusiness are growing increasingly global and are specifically using EuroTier to develop new markets. Exhibitors from countries such as Morocco, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Paraguay and Uruguay are taking part in the trade fair for the first time this year.
EuroTier’s Innovations Commission has considered 250 innovations – from more than 300 submissions – in the competition for the EuroTier Innovation Award 2018, and has selected 26 of these products to receive one Gold and 25 Silver Medals. Many of these innovations contribute to further improving the keeping conditions for livestock, as well as the working conditions for farm employees. The assessment centered on criteria such as safety at work and improvement of working conditions, animal health, animal welfare and environmental compatibility.
EuroTier is the world’s leading trade fair for animal production professionals. With its unique range of product and information offerings, it will provide direction for animal farmers from all over the world. The DLG estimates this year’s event will attract about 150,000 visitors.
More information on the trade fair, the presented innovations and the various workshops and seminars can be found on the website.