Saturday, 15 November 2008

World Renowned Exhibition on Animal Science at World's Largest Exhibition Center, Hannover

....................By Lok Nath Paudel (Ph.D. student in Animal Science)
Hannover, capital of the Lower Saxony, Germany hosted European Animal Exhibition (EuroTier) from 11-14 November, 2008. It was really an amazing event! Euro Tier ‘where the experts meet everything at a single venue’ was the world’s leading exhibition for animal husbandry and management at the world’s largest exhibition ground in Hanover, Germany. The exhibition floor was about 20 hectares and more than 1,764 exhibitors from 46 countries presented their products and services. Eight modern exhibition halls, a clear sectoral layout and optimal infrastructure joined together to make the visitors’ tour a very special experience. It was said that such kind of all-embracing range of information is not available in such a form at any place of the world! About 2,00,000 visitors visited the exhibition. The entry fee was 20 Euro per person for the non-student and only 12 Euro for the student. However, children up to 8 years were allowed to visit the exhibition free of charge!
The exhibition was for the visitors who were interested in cattle, pig, poultry, aquaculture, sheep, goat, bio-energy, veterinary medicines, feeds and additives, livestock equipments and infrastructure, etc….. It was clearly structured as: Breeding stock, breeding programmes, reproduction techniques and trade; Farm inputs; Feed production and storages; Animal housing and barn management; Husbandry and feeding technology; Controlled environment and environmental technology; Milking and cooling technology; Transport vehicles, transport services; Processing and marketing of poultry , eggs and fish; Equipments, accessories and spare parts, management and consultancies; Information; Bio-energy and local energy supply, etc. The exhibition was running not only with the exhibition per se but different forums related to different enterprises were handled with seminars, conferences, discussion and information sharing platforms in English, French, Spanish and German languages.
Cows that had produced up to 11,000 kg of milk per year, bulls about 1500 Kg body weight, buffaloes of Germany and buffalo cheese made in Germany, automatic milking machines, swine and poultry equipments, seminars by the senior Professors and experts, animal championship programs, highly sophisticated feed and feeding equipments and mixture, still barns, feed additives and veterinary medicines were some of the attractive items of the exhibition. European Animal Exhibition happens every alternate year. The next exhibition of such kind will be held in Moscow in 2010. Let us hope that Nepal also will participate in EuroTier 2010 in Moscow not only as a visitor but also as an EXHIBITOR.
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Comment 1: (by rajendra)

As a layman in the subject, me rajendra, is surprised with the production capacity of the animals here in Europe. That might be due to several reasons such as the improved breed, nutritious food, availability of advanced veterinary facilities and the management. I am expecting if we can do something like that, then will we remain poorer after few decades? Certainly not. If we can keep the animals that gives just half of the production that we saw here, we donot need to stretch our hands for few dollars or euros to developed nation. For that we have to promote our animal husbandry systems and develop improved breeds based on our local.

I remembered that when I was child, it was difficult to buy sufficient number of eggs during festival time. That might be due to inadvancement in Poultry sector in Nepal at that time. But within one or two decade, we are independent in fulfilling the domestic demand of eggs and export the surpluses. What a big progress we made ! We have already made lots of progress in dairy sector also. I have experienced in the Terain region of Nepal, once it was dry zone but now able to export milk to neighbouring indian states too. Thanks to all concerned people.
Like the poultry sector, we can produce the miracle in animal husbandry also. Only the need is the attracting investment and encouraging people. Most importantly, we need the dedication to improve the sector and livelihood of Nepalese. I think that the author will produce some remarkable changes in coming future in Nepal in the sector. We wish him all the success in coming days!
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1 comment:

rajendra said...

As a layman in the subject, me rajendra, is surprised with the production capacity of the animals here in Europe. That might be due to several reasons such as the improved breed, nutritious food, availability of advanced veterinary facilities and the management. I am expecting if we can do something like that, then will we remain poorer after few decades? Certainly not. If we can keep the animals that gives just half of the production that we saw here, we donot need to stretch our hands for few dollars or euros to developed nation. For that we have to promote our animal husbandry systems and develop improved breeds based on our local.

I remembered that when I was child, it was difficult to buy sufficient number of eggs during festival time. That might be due to inadvancement in Poultry sector in Nepal at that time. But within one or two decade, we are independent in fulfilling the domestic demand of eggs and export the surpluses. What a big progress we made ! We have already made lots of progress in dairy sector also. I have experienced in the Terain region of Nepal, once it was dry zone but now able to export milk to neighbouring indian states too. Thanks to all concerned people.
Like the poultry sector, we can produce the miracle in animal husbandry also. Only the need is the attracting investment and encouraging people. Most importantly, we need the dedication to improve the sector and livelihood of Nepalese. I think that the author will produce some remarkable changes in coming future in Nepal in the sector. We wish him all the success in coming days!