EuroTier 2021 has launched its technical program, underpinned by the guiding theme “Farming in the Food chain”. EuroTier and EnergyDecentral are scheduled for 9 to 12 February 2021 at the Hanover Exhibition Center.
With the content of the technical program firmly in place, the preparations for the EuroTier, the world’s leading trade fair for animal production, are well underway. The trade fair has been postponed to 9-12 February, 2021 due to the corona virus pandemic. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the organisation has taken special measures to ensure public hygiene during the exhibition.
“The aim is to offer all visitors not only a safe but also an informative visit,” explains EuroTier project manager Dr. Karl Schlösser, DLG (the German Agricultural Society). “The necessary distance will be achieved, in particular by significantly widening the visitor routes and through measures that regulate visitor density in the entrances and restaurants. This means that – according to the current state of affairs – the wearing of a mask can be largely dispensed with. What is new is that all visitors must purchase their tickets in advance through our ticket store and thus register for any possible official tracing,” explains Schlösser.
EuroTier, will present current technical trends in the livestock sector under the guiding theme “Farming in the food chain”. The disruptions witnessed in the global trade and value chains as a result of the pandemic, highlights the importance of robustness in the food supply chain. As a result the livestock industry needs new strategies to meet these new challenges. EuroTier 2021 will focus on solutions in this area. Additionally, more than 1,500 exhibitors will present innovations and solutions for various other challenges in animal production.
Consumers increasingly want to know where the food they consume comes from. To meet this demand, transparency and traceability in the value chain are becoming even more important. Feed manufacturers and livestock farmers can thus prove that their processes are in perfect order. “Farming in the food chain”, the guiding theme of the EuroTier 2021, classifies livestock farming – like agriculture as a whole – as an important link and responsible partner in the value chain for food. EuroTier will show how transparency and traceability can be implemented in agriculture, and how it can be integrated into digital solutions for the entire value chain.
One of the new features is “Emission Control – Measures for reducing Emissions”. This special feature at EuroTier will showcase solutions and innovations in feeding, housing, ventilation and manure treatment that not only help to minimize ammonia in the housing, but also prevent it from occurring in the first place. Livestock farmers will be able to benefit from the knowledge gained in this special feature, applying it to help meet reduction targets in their regions. Reduction in ammonia emission is also an important goal for the EU within the Green Deal. The special feature on emission control is presented in Hall 7.
Furthermore one of the focus areas will be integrated livestock management concepts for dairy, piglet and poultry production. Future-oriented livestock experts have been invited to share their knowledge on integrated livestock management concepts for animal husbandry of the future that combine animal welfare, environmental compatibility and financial viability.
Livestock experts from several chambers of agriculture, institutes and organizations have been developing several new concepts for piglet production within a working group dedicated to integrated livestock concepts, set up by DLG earlier this year.
The dairy housing of the future is set to include enhanced observation of animals within the herd, which will be enabled through digital technology, as well as automation technology. Experts from the Chambers of Agriculture and institutes will be on hand to discuss future concepts.
The focus on poultry housing in the future will be on animal welfare-oriented and sustainable keeping.