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Photo report, SPACE 2009: France

The 23rd edition of the international livestock show SPACE, held in Rennes, France, was held 15-18 September, 2009. The show attracted a lot of French attendees but has also gained popularity among international visitors.

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  • SPACE, held in Rennes, France, kicked off eerily with the protest of 250 farmers.

    SPACE, held in Rennes, France, kicked off eerily with the protest of 250 farmers.

  • The French police was carefully watching the crowd, predominantly consisting of  angry dairy farmers who wanted better prices for their milk and were afraid of pending EU legislation related to milk quota.

    The French police was carefully watching the crowd, predominantly consisting of angry dairy farmers who wanted better prices for their milk and were afraid of pending EU legislation related to milk quota.

  • Farmers put their anger and frustation on billboards and flags.

    Farmers put their anger and frustation on billboards and flags.

  • Paul Kerdraon, exhibition manager (left) and Jean Michel Lemetayer, chairman of SPACE, kicked off the 23rd edition of SPACE with a press conference.

    Paul Kerdraon, exhibition manager (left) and Jean Michel Lemetayer, chairman of SPACE, kicked off the 23rd edition of SPACE with a press conference.

  • Cow parades, like this one on the 'Normand' breed are an annual tradition of SPACE and attracted a lot of people.

    Cow parades, like this one on the 'Normand' breed are an annual tradition of SPACE and attracted a lot of people.

  • Guiding cows through the piste can sometimes be a challenge...

    Guiding cows through the piste can sometimes be a challenge...

  • French animal nutrition company InVivo used the annual French show to share its plans around InVivo NSA with the world. Here, Patrice Gollier (left), new chairman of InVivo NSA introduced the director of the new company: Thierry Van Vynckt.

    French animal nutrition company InVivo used the annual French show to share its plans around InVivo NSA with the world. Here, Patrice Gollier (left), new chairman of InVivo NSA introduced the director of the new company: Thierry Van Vynckt.

  • The booth of Big Dutchman. The German livestock equipment company introduced a MixPump system for liquid feeding.

    The booth of Big Dutchman. The German livestock equipment company introduced a MixPump system for liquid feeding.

  • Dutch pig breeding organisation Topigs has customers everywhere in the world and used SPACE to catch up with those in France.

    Dutch pig breeding organisation Topigs has customers everywhere in the world and used SPACE to catch up with those in France.

  • The booth of Boehringer Ingelheim animal health could be found in the centre of the pig hall at SPACE.

    The booth of Boehringer Ingelheim animal health could be found in the centre of the pig hall at SPACE.

  • 'Le Maison du Porc' or 'House of Pork' was as usual centrally located in the hall dedicated to pig production. It housed various institutions dedicated to pig production, e.g. the French Institute for Pork (IFIP).

    'Le Maison du Porc' or 'House of Pork' was as usual centrally located in the hall dedicated to pig production. It housed various institutions dedicated to pig production, e.g. the French Institute for Pork (IFIP).

  • Animal health company Elanco received two Innov'SPACE awards by introducing on-farm test kits for detecting bacteria in pig and poultry excretions.

    Animal health company Elanco received two Innov'SPACE awards by introducing on-farm test kits for detecting bacteria in pig and poultry excretions.

  • Attendees walking around the SPACE showgrounds.

    Attendees walking around the SPACE showgrounds.

  • Overview of the SPACE showgrounds. Unlike most years, the first day was full of showers and dark skies.

    Overview of the SPACE showgrounds. Unlike most years, the first day was full of showers and dark skies.

  • After the initial protests had gone, SPACE moved on in full swing to become another important and interesting edition. And, as always, the show can  offer that extra bit that makes international visitors come to Rennes: excellent gastronomic pleasures.

    After the initial protests had gone, SPACE moved on in full swing to become another important and interesting edition. And, as always, the show can offer that extra bit that makes international visitors come to Rennes: excellent gastronomic pleasures.

  • French minister of Agriculture Bruno Le Maire explained to the eagerly waiting and numerous members of the French press how he hopes to resolve the current milk price crisis.

    French minister of Agriculture Bruno Le Maire explained to the eagerly waiting and numerous members of the French press how he hopes to resolve the current milk price crisis.

  • ...and getting them there can be as tough!

    ...and getting them there can be as tough!

  • Together with Genes Diffusion, swine reproduction company IMV Technologies launched its latest product Kit Collect.

    Together with Genes Diffusion, swine reproduction company IMV Technologies launched its latest product Kit Collect.

  • Yeast producer Lallemand, based in Toulouse, France, explained the improvement of its product AgriMos.

    Yeast producer Lallemand, based in Toulouse, France, explained the improvement of its product AgriMos.

  • Merial Animal Health, based in Lyon, France, is traditionally very strong on the French market.

    Merial Animal Health, based in Lyon, France, is traditionally very strong on the French market.

  • Global animal nutrition and health company Alltech had found its way to Rennes.

    Global animal nutrition and health company Alltech had found its way to Rennes.

  • Despite the financial crisis, French pig reproduction company Landata/Cobiporc had a very good year internationally.

    Despite the financial crisis, French pig reproduction company Landata/Cobiporc had a very good year internationally.

  • Lesaffre used SPACE to announce a name change as its product BiIOSAF was changed into ACTISAF.

    Lesaffre used SPACE to announce a name change as its product BiIOSAF was changed into ACTISAF.

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