EuroTier 2008 expects to set record

06-06-2008 | |

A substantial increase in Brazilian poultry and livestock experts is expected at this year’s EuroTier, the international DLG Exhibition for animal husbandry and management, held 11-14 November 2008 in Hanover, Germany.

Following a high level of interest in the EuroTier preview at the recent AveSui, Brazil’s top pig and poultry event, EuroTier organiser DLG expects exhibitor numbers of 1,800 to be up by 20% on the last show in 2006. Attendance figures could also break records with an expected specialist visitor total of over 120,000 on 170,000 sqm hall space.
Brazilian farmers – high level of interest
“The interest in EuroTier from Brazilian farmers and companies is higher than ever. Brazil’s economy is buoyant and this means the country’s animal production sector is set to benefit from the wide range of technical solutions available at EuroTier,” said DLG Marketing Manager, South America and Western Europe, Sabine Behre. “Brazilian farmers, like those everywhere else, are also seeking ways to reduce costs and increase efficiency against a background of higher feedstuff prices. This challenge coupled with the problems of climate change and its impact on the sector, gives rise to a whole range of new ideas.”
Among attractive new climate protection and input saving ideas presented at EuroTier this year will be more efficient energy production from by-product manure: a particular benefit aiding cheaper air conditioning for animal housing in hot climes. Latest presentations from the world’s leading breeding companies and information on herd and flock management, veterinary and feed solutions are also among the expected highlights.
World Poultry Show
With every aspect of husbandry covered in the pig and cattle sectors, the poultry industry also features the regular “World Poultry Show” with special events and forums tackling global questions in this sector.
BioEnergy Europe
Another established world-class feature of the Hanover show is “BioEnergy Europe”, dedicated to agriculture’s role in climate-friendly natural energy production across the world. This event had a successful premier at EuroTier two years ago with 250 exhibitors over 11,000 square metres net space (120.000 sq.feet) establishing it right away as one of the biggest shows of its kind in the world. DLG reports that exhibitor interest is even greater for this year’s BioEnergy Europe.