Why is the celebration of SOMMET DE L’ELEVAGE important for the livestock industry?
It is important for being the leading European fair for livestock, especially for beef cattle breeding. In the same way for the quality of the 2,000 animals selected for their high genetic value, whether they are beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep or even horses. It is the appointment that professionals cannot miss, the SOMMET DE L’ÉLEVAGE has built its fame with a total of more than 70 breeds that meet at the SOMMET to participate in the competitions or on behalf, that is to say the best of French animal genetics.
In addition, the SOMMET offers a very complete commercial offer with the presence of all the equipment, products, services and latest innovations in the agricultural sector.The fair is also an important place for exchanges with 100 conferences and workshops on hot farming issues.A visit to the SOMMET DE L’ÉLEVAGE is therefore essential for a breeder/farmer who is in an investment phase.
The SOMMET DE L’ÉLEVAGE aims to be the world reference event for sustainable livestock.
What new features does this edition include?
For the SOMMET 2023, the guest of honor cattle breed is the Limousin beef breed that will be the center of attention, with the 400 best specimens of the breed in national competition for 4 days + an auction sale of excellent pedigree bulls and heifers.The Brown Swiss dairy breed will also organize its national championships at the SOMMET with the 150 best cows of the breed coming from all over the country.
Georgia will be the country guest of honor this year.SOMMET 2023 will also be a complete commercial offer for all sectors of livestock and agriculture, a recognized business hub (about 100,000 commercial transactions are carried out each year during the event) and an information forum with 100 conferences and colloquiums proposed during the 4 days of the fair, dealing with the emblematic topics of current agriculture.For this 32nd edition, the organizers chose to place the event under the sign of sustainable farming, a major challenge to face the climate changes and for the future of French agriculture.
Of the different scheduled activities, which are the most valued by the attendees? why?
For international attendees, one of the most valued activities are the visits to farms, the livestock competitions (due to the exceptional showcase of the bovine, ovine, and equine genetic sample), as well as the International Livestock Evening.
There are around 35 visits to farms and agro-industrial plants organized exlusively for international visitors: beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, horses, but also a slaughterhouse, a biogas plant, a beef research center, a National Research Agronomic Institute …. for a complete overview of the French livestock industry, in situ.
Every year, foreign delegations are also invited to the great International Livestock Evening organized in collaboration with FRANCE GÉNÉTIQUE ÉLEVAGE. During one hour, all the animal breeds present at the fair (cattle, sheep, horses) are presented in a great show in the ring of the Zénith concert-hall arena (with English translation and cocktail).
What attendance forecast figures do you handle?
1,550 exhibitors, 2,000 animals and 105,000 professional visitors are expected to participate in this event (32nd edition), now part of the world’s largest fairs dedicated to animal production.
What is the professional profile of the SOMMET visitor?
Mainly farmers and breeders (80%), but also executives, livestock technicians, students.We also have mainly visitors in the investment phase. The activity sectors of the professional visitors at the SOMMET DE L’ÉLEVAGE are beef cattle (50%), dairy cattle (30%), sheep (13%), crops (16%), pigs, poultry , goats, horses…
And what about the exhibitors?
The exhibitors are manufacturers (59%), importers/distributors (23%) and service providers (18%). Their activity sectors are agricultural machinery (29%), equipment and services for livestock (51%), supplies for livestock (22%), renewable energies, new technologies…
Can you remind us when SOMMET is held and what international professionals interested in visiting the meeting should do?
Our international fair SOMMET DE L’ÉLEVAGE “Livestock Summit” will take place from Tuesday 3 to Friday 6 October 2023 in the city of Clermont-Ferrand, central France.Interested international visitors must register on our website www.sommet-elevage.fr to obtain their free entry badge to the fair.
The organizers of the Sommet de l’Élevage will once again propose their International Business Club available to foreign delegations in the Zénith concert hall.This 800 m² space is at the same time a place of welcome, work and rest. It offers numerous services such as: interpreters, guided tours of the fair, organization of B2B appointments with exhibitors, meeting room, prayer room, free shuttle bus to the city and the airport…
You are very welcome !
More information, registration for free entry badge and farm visits : www.sommet-elevage.fr