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Farmers Voices

My first EuroTier experience was in 2018, followed by another visit in 2022. As a dairy farmer with 1,100 cows, I really appreciate the sector-specific halls where I can explore the latest technology available for my business. Most companies launch their new products at EuroTier, which is a significant advantage for me. One of the greatest benefits is the opportunity to speak directly with manufacturers instead of just the sales teams of a dealer.

Gary Mitchell, Stoneykirk Stranraer, Scotland


Each visit to EuroTier has been a source of inspiration, introducing us to new innovations and technologies. This is very valuable in our role as Dutch research and demonstration dairy farm Erve Mentink.

Els & Gerard Uijterlinde, 4th generation owners of Erve Mentink, a research and demonstration dairy farm in Deurningen, Twente region, The Netherlands

Each visit to EuroTier has been a source of inspiration, introducing us to new innovations and technologies. This is very valuable in our role as Dutch research and demonstration dairy farm Erve Mentink.

EuroTier’s international character provides a valuable perspective on Dutch developments and innovations within a global context, and helps us recognize the strength and potential of our own company on the international stage.

As we prepare for our 9th visit this year, we look forward to being inspired and meeting both new people and numerous familiar faces, further enhancing our network and collaborative partnerships.


I farm in North yorkshire, managing 2,000 sows. I have already visited EuroTier twice and plan to come again this autumn. It is a chance to see different technical solutions from mainland Europe that we do not see in the UK. 

Matthew Wilkin, North Yorks, UK

I farm in North yorkshire, managing 2,000 sows. I have already visited EuroTier twice and plan to come again this autumn. It is a chance to see different technical solutions from mainland Europe that we do not see in the UK. 

Also, I like to find out how and why other farmers from Europe do things in a certain way and if it makes sense for us to follow some of their solutions.

The challenges I am facing is legislation. Cage-free campaigns and future net zero are things that I am addressing right now. These are issues I hope to discuss with my international farming colleagues at EuroTier.


I want to see new technologies for the barn and solutions that can reduce manual labour. Three years ago, we built a barn with new equipment for our pigs. I want to use EuroTier to see what Big Dutchman has to offer in terms of new concepts and updates.

Henrik Mortensen, a Danish pig producer with 1,000 sows and on-farm 30,000 slaughter pigs annually

I want to see new technology for the pen and any solution that can reduce manual labour. In 2021, we built a new pen with new inventory for our pigs and at EuroTier. I definitely want to see what Big Dutchman is offering in terms of new concepts and updates.

The biggest challenge right now is finding qualified personnel. Also legislation is a headache. There is too much bureaucracy. I want to see how my international farming colleagues view this issue.

I have been to EuroTier many times and I am also a member of European Pig Producers Club (EPP) and I am using both networks to exchanges views and opinions with pig producers in other countries.  There are a lot of topics for EuroTier”, says Henrik Mortensen, Loegstoer, Himmerland, North Jutland, Denmark.


I have been visiting EuroTier for more than a decade, accompanying livestock producers and technicians. EuroTier stands out for its global reach, comprehensive coverage and focus on innovation, as well as conveying to visitors feelings of exemplary hospitality, security and organization. Professionals benefit from staying informed, networking and exploring new opportunities for their businesses and careers, allowing them to generate knowledge, transfer technology and business with win-win partnerships.

António Ferreira, Zootechnical Engineer and Secretary General, ABLN (Associação Para O Apoio À Bovinicultura Leiteira Norte / Association for the Support of Northern Dairy Farming), Portugal


This year, I am planning to visit EuroTier for the first time. I am looking to have a good time with other dairy farmers just to exchange views. As EuroTier also covers biogas plants I will be looking for mixers, pumps and any upgrades. I have heard good things about EuroTier and I know a journalist from Northern Ireland who is also covering the show so I am hoping for some advance insider information.

Mark Kelly, Dungannon Co. Tyrone, Nortern Ireland, UK

I manage a 150-head dairy farm including 350 acres of land which supplies the feed.

This year, I am planning to visit EuroTier for the first time. I am looking to have a good time with other dairy farmers just to exchange views. As EuroTier also covers biogas plants I will be looking for mixers, pumps and any upgrades.

I set up a biogas plant here on the farm in 2017 for grass, manure and sileage and I am happy with this German make and want to develop the biogas plant. Right now, the challenges are price of commodities and price of milk and finding labour. To address this, I will be looking for solutions for the pens, feeding equipment, handling of the herd for vaccinations. Specifically solutions that offer automation to make things a little easier.

I have heard good things about EuroTier and I know a journalist from Northern Ireland who is also covering the show so I am hoping for some advance insider information.


As the operator of a biogas plant, I visit EuroTier 2024 primarily because of EnergyDecentral, which takes place at the same time. Otherwise, I like to stroll through the halls with an open mind and stop by small, inconspicuous stands in particular. In my experience, young and innovative companies exhibit there that can give me food for thought on topics that I wasn't previously aware of.

Felix Hollmann, pig farmer and biogas plant operator, Ense-Bittingen, Germany