19 November 2018
Many cattle interested guests from a large number of countries are anticipated to attend the major cattle show in Hall Q at Agromek
Guests from 18 countries have booked prior attendance in order to study the exhibits at the cattle show in Agromek’s Hall Q. Photo: Wiegaarden.
Danish cattle breeding is extremely successful in international competition and this will also be evident at Agromek – the largest combined agricultural exhibition in Northern-Europe. The cattle show section anticipates many visitors including many foreign guests.
Lisbet Holm, Advisory Manager of the cattle breeding association, Viking Denmark has stated the following: “Agromek is a tremendous showroom window for our export of livestock and cattle genetics.”
“We will receive a group from Russia which has plans for the establishment of a major cattle farm organization with an initial herd of 5,000 to 7,000 cattle. The Russian group is considering the purchase of live cattle for this new cattle farm and is also interested in studying management and livestock housing systems.”
This is actually a return visit, because, a few weeks ago, representatives from Viking Denmark visited the same group in Russia.
In addition to attending Agromek, the Russian group will visit five major Danish dairy farms.
Lisbet Holm continued: “In time, we hope that their visit will result in an agreement for export of live cattle and cattle genetics.”
The cattle show at Agromek is pre-booked for attendance of approximately 130 guests from 18 countries including Australia, Chile and Zimbabwe. In addition there will be 35 Swedish cattlemen who will attend the Agromek Exhibition and study livestock housing at dairy farms.
Danish elite cattle at Agromek
Both Danish and foreign guests attend Agromek to study some of the absolute best dairy cattle and beef cattle in Denmark. This year, there will be even more on show than in former years.
Lisbet Holm has also stated: “Throughout all exhibition days, we have a permanent show of approximately 50 cows and bulls from various breeds. On Wednesday 27th November, we will present a special dairy cattle show. There are registered 230 cows involving 150 Holstein, 50 Jersey and 30 Red Dairy. This impressive registration is possibly due to the fact that the farmers have been finished with the maize harvest earlier than usual and thus have sufficient time to attend the cattle show.”
Both Thursday and Friday there will be a beef cattle show. This involves approximately 180 cows and bulls. These are mainly Limousine and Hereford. On Friday the main interest will be concentrated on the interbreed competition.
A large number of cattle breeding associations will have stands in Hall Q. This Hall is also the venue for a demonstration of the new activity reader – Sensitime – which can provide clear indications of the individual cow entering into heat. This information can be presented to the farmer on his Smartphone.
Agromek’s Director, Claus Hermansen is also very pleased with the attention gained by the cattle show in Hall Q:
“It is gratifying that so many cattle farmers will present their livestock at Agromek and to participate in the cattle show. I am also very pleased with the cooperation between Viking Denmark and Agromek. Both organizations supplement each other to perfection. I know that large numbers of visitors are looking forward to seeing the livestock as a feature of their attendance at Agromek.”
Agromek is the largest combined agricultural exhibition in Northern-Europe and will take place during the period 27th to 30th November in the MCH Exhibition Centre in Herning,
For further information:
Lisbet Holm – Telephone: +45 40185511
Claus Hermansen – Telephone: +45 40425947
Major prior foreign interest for Danish cattle at Agromek