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EuroTier 2014 figures exceed expectations

EuroTier 2014 far exceeded expectations, attracting 156,000 trade professionals, around 30,000 of whom came from outside Germany.

EuroTier 2014 exceeded expectations, attracting 156,000 trade professionals, around 30,000 of whom came from outside Germany. The world's leading trade fair for animal production, organised by DLG, took place from 11 to 14 November 2014 at the Hanover Fairgrounds.

As International agriculture is facing major challenges, posed by an ever-changing social and political landscape and by markets in which demand is increasingly fluctuating.  Farmers are working hard to develop strategies to secure the future of their operations taking into account that international agriculture is facing major challenges. To achieve this, they are looking to innovative technologies such as those showcased at EuroTier 2014.

Here are just some of the results from the show:

  • 2,360 exhibitors from 49 countries presented a comprehensive range of products and services to the animal husbandry sector. Nearly half the exhibitors were from countries other than Germany.
  • EuroTier welcomed around 30,000 visitors from abroad – an outstanding result. The Netherlands (3,800) provided the highest number of international visitors, followed by Austria (2,000), Finland (1,300), Switzerland (1,200), Poland (1,200), the UK (1,100), France (1,100), Denmark (1,000), Belgium (950) and Russia (900).
  • There was also a noticeably high number of visitors from Eastern Europe: 2,700 investors and decision-makers from industrial farms in these countries.
  • North America (1,100) and Central and South America (1,300), while around 1,100 people came from the Middle and Far East, 990 from Africa and 270 from Oceania.
  • Manufacturers showcased their innovations for productive livestock management in the 21st century. The solutions that were presented – in particular in the fields of process engineering, farm inputs, management and software, animal housing installations and animal housing and shed construction – are giving pig, poultry and cattle farmers a wide range of new opportunities for making essential improvements in efficiency.
  • The "Young Farmers Day" on Thursday was a success. Thousands of young farmers, schoolchildren and students from Germany and abroad took advantage of the various events on offer at EuroTier. The "Young Farmers Party" and was attended by around 2,500 people.

The next EuroTier/EnergyDecentral will take place from 15 to 18 November 2016 in Hanover.

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