International FARM Fair 2016

Between 19 and 21 February 2016, 16th International CATTLE FARM Fair and 19th International PIG AND POULTRY FARM fair were held in EXPO Łódź hall and Municipal Sport and Recreation Centre.

During the fair, 255 exhibitors from 12 countries on 15 000 sq. meters presented a rich offer of everything which is indispensable in breading and rearing, starting from genetics through feeds and systems dispensing them, medicines and veterinary preparations, milk robots, equipment, livestock buildings, forage harvesters, feed conservation machines and also tractors. The exhibition was visited by about 30 000 of visitors from Poland and abroad.

The fair was accompanied by thematic lectures and conferences. Jointly, 53 papers were delivered and 4 debates took place. Issues significant for each breeder were raised: “Restraining Unstable Milk Market – How to Manage Milk Production?” featuring among others the representative of European Dairy Farmers, Ms. Steffi Wille-Sonk; “Contractual Fattening, Will it Help in Restoration Pig Production in Poland?”; “Common Agricultural Policy – Agriculture Today and Tomorrow” in which Vice-Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Undersecretary of State Ewa Lech participated and a debate closing the cycle “Polish Beef – Perspectives of Development”. Poultry Forum also took place, which was under the patronage of the National Chamber of Poultry & Feed Producers.

At the stall prepared by the Department of Research Commercialization and Practice Cooperation, scientific publications and dissemination materials of the National Research Institute of Animal Production were presented.