AgroFarm Moscow with increase in exhibitors and visitors - Russia’s Agricultural Minister Elena Skrynnik: expanding poultry and pork exports is a major goal of Russia’s agricultural policy
(DLG International) From 12 to 14 April 2011 the International Exhibition for Animal Husbandry and Breeding - AgroFarm - opened its doors for the fifth time, enabling some 230 exhibitors from 19 countries to showcase their extensive range of products for management, breeding, feeding, animal health as well as primary processing. The strongest country participation came from Germany, which had 37 companies taking part. France, Denmark, the Netherlands, Italy and the US all substantially increased their presence at this AgroFarm edition. Some 8,930 expert visitors (+6 percent in comparison with 2010) were able to view the latest innovations from the cattle, pig, poultry, sheep, goat and rabbit production sectors. Also, for the first time ever, AgroFarm included a section on bee-keeping. The wide-ranging technical programme with more than 50 events generated considerable interest and initiated lively exchanges amongst professionals. With live demonstrations of hoof care for cattle, feed ration mixing, goat milking and hygiene in the cowshed, AgroFarm - which is organised by DLG International GmbH, a subsidiary of DLG (German Agricultural Society) and IEC of AREC (Moscow) - succeeded yet again in offering a unique insight into animal production in Russia.
“Having so many international companies on site here in Moscow at AgroFarm will give our livestock production companies a further development boost,” said Russia’s Agricultural Minister, Elena Skrynnik, when opening AgroFarm. During the following panel event on the theme of ‘Strategies for developing livestock production in Russia,”Minister Skrynnik said: ‘the favourable framework conditions we have now for raising meat and milk production not only allow us to meet our own needs but also to step up our exports of animal products.”
The companies taking part confirmed that the demand for livestock technology and genetics is on the up again. According to an objective exhibitor survey, indeed more than 63.5 percent of exhibitors describe the situation on the market as ‘excellent’ and ‘good’. The exhibitors were also very satisfied with the move of the exhibition into a new and modern hall, said Bernd Koch, Managing Director of DLG International GmbH. “Thanks to the exceptionally large number of expert visitors, the companies that took part are very satisfied with this year’s AgroFarm,” commented Bernd Koch. “The attractive range of complementary events meant that again this year we were able to live up to the expectations of a professional trade show,” he added. Some 93 percent of exhibitors stated they intended to take part in the next AgroFarm exhibition and 89 percent of visitors said they were satisfied with the show.
“We shall continue to develop AgroFarm as a professional platform and thus promote an intensive exchange between livestock farmers, industry and science in the field of animal production in Russia,” stated Dr. Olga Hunger, AgroFarm Project Manager with DLG International GmbH.
The next AgroFarm will be taking place from 7 to 9 February 2012 at the All-Russian Exhibition Centre (VVC) in hall 75. To find out more, please contact the AgroFarm team: DLG International GmbH, Eschborner Landstr. 122, 60489 Frankfurt am Main, Tel.: +496924788271, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
, Internet: www.agrofarm.org