The All-Russian Exhibition Centre in Moscow hosted the International Exhibition for Animal Husbandry and Breeding, AgroFarm, from 7 through to 9 February.
278 companies from 24 countries presented an extensive range of innovative technologies and procedures for animal keeping and feeding. Animal health issues and modern genetics for beef, pig, poultry, goat and sheep-keeping also featured strongly.
The number of exhibitors was up 20% over last year’s event. And at 12,270 m2, the exhibition floor space was 20% larger this time round. AgroFarm, organised by DLG International GmbH, has also become even more international, with a total of 45% of exhibitors coming from outside Russia.
The foreign country with the largest number of exhibitors – 53 companies in all – was Germany. Other countries such as Denmark, USA, France and the Netherlands also extended their range of exhibits, too. And there were some newcomers this year, such as Spain, Japan, Hungary, China and Kazakhstan.
AgroFarm 2012 also had a major first-time attraction for visitors – an information centre on ‘Preventing mycotoxicoses in livestock and poultry’ which looked at the latest technologies and preventive strategies in the field of feed production and feed storage. Here visitors were able to find out more about products that can reduce the impact these pathogens have on the animal organism. Furthermore, they were also able to learn about techniques for determining the mycotoxin content in feed. The range of information was rounded off by a specialist conference on the theme of mycotoxicose prevention.
AgroFarm is scheduled to take place again from 5 through to 7 February 2013 at the All-Russian Exhibition Centre in Hall 75.