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BALMORAL SHOW
FARMWEEK
MAY 09 2019
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Blondes take centrestage at
Europe’s leading beef event
T
WENTY-EIGHT years ago, the
Sommet de l’Élevage (Livestock
Summit) opened its doors in
Clermont-Ferrand (France), at
the heart of the biggest area
of natural grassland in Europe, with a
mission to showcase the Massif Central’s
native beef breeds.
Twenty-eight years later, already the
undisputed world-leading trade show for
the beef sector, the Sommet de l’Élevage
has also steadily carved out a position
as a leading national forum for dairy
breeders and an exceptional showcase
for French know-how in livestock
production and breed genetics.
This year’s event will be held on
October 2-4.
In 2019, the French Blonde d’Aquitaine
– the third biggest beef breed in France –
will be headlining the exhibition with its
national championships and its 400 best
specimens competing for best-of-breed
at the Zénith ring arena. The European
Blonde Federation will also hold its
annual convention during the Sommet.
With 2,000 rigorously pedigreed
animals from 70 breeds on display
and 1,500 exhibitors running stands,
including 300 businesses from 32
different countries worldwide, the
Sommet de l’Élevage will deliver again
a full package of solutions for every link
in the livestock farming value chain,
from feeds and veterinary products to
facility equipment, dairying equipment,
agricultural machinery, and more – all
showcased in 180,000m² of exhibition
space.
The packed three-day schedule will
be smartly paced by a flurry of events,
from national or inter-regional breed
competitions to breed shows and
auctions, demonstrations, and more.
The event will organise more than 70
top-flight seminars and conferences on
hot issues in farming, the international
livestock evening, and a packed schedule
of 35 tours to farms and agribusiness
centres, offering to its 4,500 international
visitors and delegations a real VIP
experience.
To host visitors in the best possible
conditions, the International Lounge
provides a service package tailored
to cover everything foreign visitors
could need: free entry to the show,
catering and workspace, accommodation
bookings centre, free shuttle links from
the exhibition centre to town centre and
airport, interpreters, guided tours of the
show and more.
For more information contact
Charlotte Jehanno, About France,
mobile: +353 86 604 9133, e-mail
charlotte@aboutfrance.ie, website
www.sommet-elevage.fr

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