"Transforming Animal Farming" - the main theme of EuroTier 2022 sums it up: Production and value chains are on the move. In Spotlights, we highlight current topics in international livestock farming in special areas.
Sustainable livestock farming concepts must be animal-friendly, environmentally sound, climate-friendly and consumer-oriented, while still being competitive. Experts have taken on this complex task and present whole-farm livestock management concepts for fattening pigs, sows and piglets, dairy cows and pullets.
Partners: Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (BLE - German Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food), Bundesinformationszentrum Landwirtschaft (BZL - German Federal Information Centre for Agriculture), Kuratorium für Technik und Bauwesen in der Landwirtschaft e.V. (KTBL - Board of Trustees for Technology and Construction in Agriculture), Verband der Landwirtschaftskammern (VLK - German Federation of Chambers of Agriculture) and the AG der Landesanstalten und Landesämter für Landwirtschaft (Working Group of the State Institutes and State Offices for Agriculture)
New and proven feed and feeding methods increase animal welfare or reduce nutrient surpluses, thereby enabling nutritional and environmentally friendly use. In the Feed for Future Spotlight, the origin and composition as well as the possible applications of known and innovative feed, processes and recipes are presented and evaluated. This includes novel protein sources from algae and insects as alternatives for protein supply.
On-farm processing and direct sales are becoming attractive for more and more agricultural enterprises. For the first time at EuroTier 2022, technical solutions, products and services as well as current marketing strategies will be summarised in a DLG Spotlight based on best-practice examples.
The world's leading trade fair for professional animal production and livestock management will be presenting the ‘Barn Robot Event for the first time together with Haus Düsse (North Rhine-Westphalia Chamber of Agriculture) and the University of Bonn. The Spotlight, which is concerned with digitalisation and automation in animal production technology, will be focused on comparing various floor cleaning robots models. The robots will have to clean the floors automatically and independently over a test course consisting of slatted floors. The challenge will be to complete an obstacle course with cubicles that simulates the real-life requirements of a freestall barn. In the morning and afternoon on all four days of the trade fair, visitors will additionally be given an insight into the future of animal production robotics in farming in moderated presentations (in German from 10.30 a.m. to 12 noon; in English from 2.30 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.).
What potential does growth in water offer? What innovations are there for feed & food and energy from bodies of water? The "Aquaculture Lounge" invites you to get to know the demands, possibilities and links that the production of fish, mussels, crayfish and aquatic plants has to offer. The DLG and the Blue Bioeconomy Innovation Space of the CAU Kiel are creating space for an international meeting place for those interested in aquaculture.
The nationwide collaborative project "Network Focus on Animal Welfare", funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), provides answers to current animal welfare questions. In the poultry sector, this includes the keeping of uncropped animals and the improvement of the environment in which they are kept. In the cattle area, the animal welfare experts will provide information on topics such as cow-bonded calf rearing, feeding and walking surfaces. Alternative farrowing systems, barn construction concepts for sow management and rearing piglets as well as experience with isoflurane are information offers for pig farmers.