The world’s largest indoor livestock exhibition, EuroTier, held 13-16 November 2018 in Hannover, Germany saw a strong British Livestock presence during the four-day show. Twenty UK companies from the animal breeding, genetics and export sectors joined together with the support of the Department of International Trade (DIT), the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), British Livestock Genetics Consortium (BLG) and UK Technology for Agriculture & Genetics (UKTAG.
Held biennially, EuroTier boasts 150,000+ visitors and over 2,300 exhibitors – half of whom are international companies – and, as such, a strong UK presence at EuroTier allows British farming and breeding organisations to promote themselves on the global stage.
With both British Charollais & Lleyn sheep being exhibited, the British stand drew a large number of visitors and many useful enquiries for breeding animals and germplasm – not only from the EU 27 but also further afield from countries such as China, Russia, Mongolia, Turkey & Iran. With the number of Export Health Certificates steadily growing, thanks to the work of the UK Export Certification Partnership (UKECP), these enquiries help to facilitate trade with a ‘push-and-pull’ approach towards agreeing export protocols between the UK and other countries.
Thanks are extended to the following exhibitors:
Ballycreely Hampshire Flock
British Charollais Sheep Society
British Livestock Genetics Consortium
British Pig Association
Dalby Charollais Flock
Edstaston Charollais Flock
Hampshire Down Sheep Breeders Association
UK Sheep Genetics
UK Sire Services