31.3. - 4.4. 2012
International Fair of Agricultural Technology
TECHAGRO 2012 – agricultural fair in the Czech Republic again promises a spectacular show
In two-year periodicity, the
major European TECHAGRO agricultural fair is held in the Czech Republic, its
twelfth year takes place on 31 March – 4 April this year.
Professional associations of the major exhibitors have confirmed cooperation with the fair administration, and thus technology, machinery, equipment and living exhibits will fill all thirteen pavilions and the adjacent areas outside the exhibition grounds to the last place.
The trade fairs combo will be held in Brno on 31 March - 4 April 2012. They are the 12th International Fair of Agricultural Technology TECHAGRO, 12th International Forestry and Hunting Fair SILVA REGINA and 11th International Veterinary Fair ANIMAL VETEX. Newly introduced This trio of exhibitions will be newly joined by BIOMASS, renewable energy sources in agriculture and forestry trade fair.
Thanks to its convenient location in the heart of Europe, these fairs allow for a presentation of novelties in mainly agricultural and forestry technology, establishing business contacts and exchange of agricultural experts from all over the European continent. The previous edition in 2010 was attended by 705 exhibitors from 23 countries, more than 105,000 visitors came from 40 countries.
World and Czech brands
The central part of the exhibition presents agricultural machines and
equipment. Major brands of both domestic and foreign production will be featured
in Brno. International
companies who confirmed their participation include the distributors of global
brands such as AMAZONE, CASE, CATERILLAR, CLAAS, DEUTZ-FAHR, FENDT, HARDI, HORSCH,
JOHN DEERE, KRONE, KUHN, KVERNELAND, MASSEY FERGUSON, MOREAY AGRI, NEW HOLLAND,
PÖTTINGER, PEKASS, VALTRA and others. The Czech Republic
however is also famous for its own production of agricultural machinery. Apart
from the renown ZETOR brand, further producers presenting at the fair will
include AGRIO Křemže, AGROSTROJ Pelhřimov, FARMET Česká Skalice, FARMTEC
Jistebnice, LASKI Smržice, MGM Holešov, Opall Agri Opava, RAVAK Rožmitál, SMS
Rokycany, STS Olbramovice, ZDT Nové Veselí and others.
Jan Kuběna of the Brno Exhibition Centre comments on the participation of companies: "According to the Association of Agricultural and Forestry Machinery, tractor sales in the Czech Republic increased by 17.6%, for the first six months of 2011 year on year, which does not reach the success of 2008, however, we can speak of a growing trend. Farmers’ willingness to invest in machines after two years of agricultural equipment sales stagnation, was confirmed in the autumn of last year at the Agritechnica Fair in Hannover. Optimism is also reflected in the interest of companies to present at TECHAGRO, ANIMAL VETEX, SILVA REGINA, BIOMASS 2012. "
The most interesting issues …
Beside exhibitors’ stands, the fairs will offer an interesting and beneficial professional programme, where the themes common for farmers across the European Union will be spoken of, as well as points on the Czech environment only. The fundamental debate is expected to concern the European agricultural policy after 2013. The topic of regional energy self-sufficiency using biomass is also a current one. Conferences and seminars on the use of biomass for energy purposes will focus on the exchange of international experience mainly from Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia. International representation is also a feature of the Central-European Veterinary Congress dealing with veterinary issues and the welfare of farm animals.
A livestock exhibition
found great popularity among visitors, while Czech breeding associations
present the best collection of dairy and beef cattle, sheep, goats and pigs.
The exhibition grounds will feature two presentation spots and stables for
almost 300 animals.
Hunters, foresters and nature lovers will surely not miss a visit to the hunting pavilion, where they can find supplies and equipment for the woods, hunting guns, ammunition and optics, an exhibition of hunting trophies, displays of work by hawkers, hunting hounds presentations, lumberjack shows and much more.
Agricultural and forestry exhibitions TECHAGRO, ANIMAL VETEX, SILVA REGINA and BIOMASA will be a unique spectacle for all hunters, foresters and nature lovers, therefore note the dates of 31 March - 4 April in your calendars and come to see it in Brno.