At Cremona Fiere from 1 to 3 December – an occasion for gaining a full spectrum overview of the livestock industry
With over 650 animals on show and a wide-ranging, highly qualified exhibition of products and services, the 77th Zootecniche Cremona International Exhibition, at CremonaFiere from 1 to 3 December, is an unmissable appointment. And so is the full programme of conferences and presentations, with more than 60 events over the 3 days offering a showcase for new developments, and the prospects and problems faced by the industry, including an innovative focus on education and training, all attesting to the exhibition’s role as a think tank for Italian and international animal husbandry.
“Our programme of conferences,” says CEO of CremonaFiere, Massimo De Bellis, “covers all the most topical technical and economic aspects of the industry today, with presentations by major figures from the worlds of research and technical consultancy. Given the huge variety of our 3 day programme, it’s hard to sum up everything on offer, but we can identify a few major themes: first off, the economic aspect, focussing on the production costs of dairy farms, but also the new regulations under the upcoming Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), both for cultivation and for milk production itself. Then there’s the issue of energy and the technologies available to livestock farms for producing it; the management of production factors (including water); as well as physiology and feeding, which are among the central themes of the exhibition. There is also a large number of events focussing on the markets and their dynamics, as well as cross-cutting issues – such as how to manage and potentially use effluent, in a circular economy approach – and techniques for reducing emissions. Cremona has always been an occasion for presenting technological innovations, and this 77th edition is no exception – indeed it offers conferences about the latest technologies in all areas, from farm automation to finance.”
De Bellis underlines that the exhibition also has a section dedicated to pig farming and – for the first time – one for sheep farming.
There is also an interesting programme under the rubric of the CremonaFiere Academy, as the exhibition’s focus on education with qualified training courses at all levels: “This edition of the exhibition,” he continues, “has made training and education central to its mission. The three days of the event will offer training courses for every type of user: from professionals, who have a course organised by the Cremona Agronomists Association, to agricultural school students who will participate in the conclusion of the “On the way to Cremona” project, which has involved almost 1000 students during October in physical and virtual workshops, and who will present their projects during the exhibition itself, and even primary school students, who will participate in a workshop designed specifically for them.”