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EuroTier & EnergyDecentral – pioneering innovations enable transformation of livestock and energy

EuroTier & EnergyDecentral – pioneering innovations enable transformation of livestock and energy
EnergyDecentral, the leading trade fair for decentralized energy supply, showcased amongst other things anaerobic digestion technology (photo courtesy DLG).

Over 1 800 exhibitors from 57 countries and more than 106 000 visitors from 141 countries converged in Hanover, Germany for EuroTrier, the world's leading trade fair for animal farming and livestock, and EnergyDecentral, the leading trade fair for decentralized energy supply that together showcased the innovative strength of both sectors.

After four years, the world’s leading trade fair for animal farming and livestock management, as well as the leading trade fair for decentralized energy supply showcased the innovative strength of both sectors.

In challenging times, EuroTier was able to set important trends for the future development of the national and international animal husbandry industry.

Organizer DLG (German Agricultural Society), together with its partners, presented an exhibition and technical program with the guiding theme “Transforming Animal Farming”.

Focusing on a successful future for the animal husbandry industry, the theme showed how, with technical innovations, increased productivity alongside an increase in animal welfare and sustainability can be achieved – in particular applying new solutions in the areas of digitization, automation, and robotics.

Productivity, climate change, animal welfare – animal production is changing worldwide. Farms must become sustainable and stable in all areas for the future – whether it is animal housing construction and technology, digitization, breeding, feeding, or marketing. This requires innovations, which the EuroTier exhibitors have delivered, showing the potential of future animal husbandry. Our exhibitors were very satisfied with the quality of the international professional visitors, said Freya von Czettritz, CEO, DLG Holding GmbH, adding that feedback from the industry was positive.

Top ten exhibitor countries

The majority of exhibitors came from Germany, followed by the Netherlands, Italy, France, Spain, Denmark, Belgium, Austria, Turkey, and the UK. China, Ireland, and the United States (US) in the other places. Exhibitors from North Africa such as Egypt, Morocco, and Algeria were also represented.

The proportion of international exhibitors was around 60 percent. According to the organizers, the exhibitors and partners were very satisfied with the result of the two trade fairs.

Our members are highly satisfied with the successful result of EuroTier 2022. A significant number of member companies, despite some mixed feelings, absolutely wanted to participate in the most important international trade fair for animal breeding and livestock. This decision was rewarded. The response was better than we had expected. One thing is certain: nowhere else do you come into contact with so many agricultural organizations as at EuroTier. It’s nice that this important industry venue has successfully returned, said Nora Hammer, Managing Director, The German Livestock Association.

EnergyDecentral: Marketplace for the future of energy supply

Due to the crisis in energy supply caused by the war, the search for alternative and renewable energy sources has become more important.

The industry venue, marketplace, and innovation showcase of a future-oriented energy industry, EnergyDecentral presented a range of new ideas for decentralized energy supply.

Our members are satisfied with the way EnergyDecentral has gone, which has been beyond expectations. After the long Corona break, the demand for personal exchanges on the many issues of decentralized energy production is very high. Moreover, in the context of the current energy crisis, the importance of decentralized energy systems for resilience and flexibility has come into even sharper focus, said Gerd Krieger, Deputy Managing Director, VDMA Power Systems.

The focus was on the extensive range of decentralized energy sources, such as photovoltaics, agri-photovoltaics, floating PV systems, and complete solutions for the anaerobic digestion (AD) of biomass and biogas production and processing – therein lies the synergy with EuroTrier, the world’s leading trade fair for animal farming and livestock management.

A great trade fair. We were overwhelmed by the volume of visitors and investors, said Kunibert Ruhe, Managing Director of Ruhe Biogas.

Convincing new formats

  • The “DLG-Agrifuture Concept Winner” was awarded for the first time at EuroTier and EnergyDecentral. With this award, DLG honors concepts and visions that have not yet reached market maturity but have the potential for the future.
  • With the new “DLG Agri Influencer Award”, DLG draws attention to agricultural blogs and profiles with high-quality content on social media and presents these to a broader public.
  • Celebrating its premiere, the “Women in Ag Awards International” will in future be awarded annually to women who serve as role models for international agriculture.

The next EuroTier, including EnergyDecentral and the World Poultry Show, will take place in Hanover, Germany on November, 12-15, 2024.

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