Technical Programme Poultry

Special “Digital Animal Farming”

The Special “Digital Animal Farming” will examine the digitization of production processes in animal housing facilities and on the farm. Whether in production supervision, animal health and animal welfare, the farm’s nutrient balance or transparency for customers – the use of sensors and targeted data management make it possible to take into account the needs of the animals, the environment, the farmers and consumers – all on an equal footing. Management can be simplified and faults can be avoided by networking systems and technologies on the farm. In Hall 26, EuroTier exhibitors will present exhibits and explanations regarding animal keeping in the digital age in a Special Show and provide visitors with more in-depth information via short lecture events and discussion panels.

International Poultry Conference 12th November, 15:30 h in the Convention Center, Room 1B

"Poultry Houses of the Future - Animal welfare. Environmental protection. Biosafety. Three objectives = one building?"


15:30 – 17:30
Poultry houses of the future Animal welfare.
Environmental protection. Biosafety. Three objectives = one building?

Gerhard Wagner, EPC President

Key notes

  • Poultry farming 2030 – what are the objectives and how do we achieve them?
    Prof. Dr. Folkhard Isermeyer and Dr. Petra Thobe, Thünen-Institut Braunschweig
  • Emission-free, digital wellness oases for chickens? – A look to the future of poultry houses
    Bernd Meerpohl, Chairman of EuroTier Expert Advisory Board

Disputation: 3 Theses – 3 Minutes

  • Prof. Dr. Franz J. Conraths, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut Vice President
  • Silvia Bender, Head of Biodiversity, BUND
  • Dr. Brigitte Rusche, German Animal Welfare, Federation Vice President
  • Friedrich-Otto Ripke, German Poultry Association President
    Moderation: Dr. Tanja Busse

17:30 – 19:30
Get-together, Room 14/15

The popular get-together “International Poultry Event” (access is only possible with a personal invitation) will start at 19:30 h. This year’s guest speaker Jan Kunath, REWE Group Deputy CEO, will talk about “Food trade and industry 2030 - change in business models”.

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Poultry Forum

As part of this year's EuroTier trade fair, the Poultry Forum in Hall 17, Stand A52 offers a broad range of topics for interested poultry farmers. The focus is on current developments, such as sex determination in hatching eggs and the optimum feeding strategy, as well as on the question of animal-friendly implementation of forgoing of beak treatment for chickens and turkeys. This topic faces poultry farmers with enormous challenges, not only in chicken farming, but to an even greater extent in turkey farming. Results from this sector will be discussed by various experts in the Poultry Forum.