EuroTier reports record number of visitors

by Editor
Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Some 130,000 animal farmers and experts from all over the world visited “EuroTier” and gathered information about machinery and equipment, genetics, farm inputs and services for modern animal husbandry as well as potentials in the field of bioenergy and local energy supply on the Exhibition Grounds in German Hanover from 11 to 14 November 2008.

As a result DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft – German Agricultural Society) has recorded a record number of visitors – eleven percent up on the figure for the last exhibition. Accordingly EuroTier has further consolidated its position as the world’s leading exhibition for professional animal husbandry. BioEnergy Europe has become established as key exhibition for bioenergy and local energy supply.

The number of exhibitors has grown by 15 percent. 1,764 direct exhibitors and 44 additionally represented firms from 46 countries presented their programmes and innovations. The very high proportion of foreign exhibitors (42 percent) clearly proclaims the international status of EuroTier.

More than 22,000 visitors came from abroad – from over 80 countries. The largest contingents came from the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Denmark. Against the backdrop of the current financial crisis the investors from Central and Eastern Europe sought above all orientation to help them steer their farms and businesses in the short term. The high numbers of visitors from the Near, Middle and Far East is particularly encouraging.

The cattle sector at EuroTier is unique in the world thanks to the professional presentation of genetics and the comprehensive programme of equipment, machinery and installations. The concept offers dairy farmers and beef producers ideas and solutions for competitive production in the future.

The pig sector is the mirror of the entrepreneurial and professional development of the branch. Pig production is becoming increasingly more global, and division of labour is rising. In this segment Germany with its strong position acts as a pacemaker in Europe.

The “World Poultry Show“satisfied its claim to be the world meeting place for the poultry branch. Breeders, producers and processors from all over the world used the comprehensive and extremely specialised programme to tap the good perspectives in the market.

The next EuroTier will be held in Hanover from 16 to 19 November 2010.