【DE】Strong appearance of EuroTier and EnergyDecentral: Trend-setting innovations enable transformation in animal husbandry and energy

Over 1,800 exhibitors from 57 countries – Over 106,000 visitors from 141 countries – World’s leading trade fair presents innovative strength and creative will of the industry – EnergyDecentral sets exclamation marks with groundbreaking concepts for energy and climate protection – Next EuroTier and EnergyDecentral will take place from the 12th to the 15th November 2024 in Hanover


(DLG). Strong appearance of EuroTier and EnergyDecentral 2022 in Hanover: After four years, the world’s leading trade fair for professional animal husbandry and livestock management as well as the leading trade fair for decentralized energies impressively showcased the innovative power of both industries. More than 1,800 exhibitors from 57 countries and more than 106,000 visitors from 141 countries came from the 15th to the 18th. November 2022 to Hanover. With over 400 specialist events and conferences, the trade fair duo underpinned their professional leadership standards. Exhibitors and visitors were very satisfied.


In challenging times, EuroTier was able to set important accents for the future development of the national and international animal husbandry industry. The DLG (German Agricultural Society) as organizer, together with its partners, presented an exhibition and specialist program under the guiding theme “Transforming Animal Farming”, which focuses on a successful future of the animal husbandry industry and showed with technical innovations how an increase in productivity with more animal welfare and sustainability is possible – especially thanks to new solutions in the areas of digitization, automation and robotics


“Productivity, climate change, animal welfare – animal production is changing worldwide. Companies must position themselves sustainably and stably in all areas for the future, whether stable construction, stable technology, digitization, breeding, feeding or marketing. This requires innovation. The exhibitors of EuroTier delivered them and showed what potential lies in animal husbandry of the future,” says Freya von Czettritz, CEO of DLG Holding GmbH, about the positive feedback from the industry. “Our exhibitors were very satisfied with the quality of the international trade audience.”


Top ten of the exhibitor countries


Most exhibitors came from Germany, followed by the Netherlands, Italy, France, Spain, Denmark, Belgium, Austria, Turkey and Great Britain. The other places were followed by China, Ireland and the USA. Exhibitors from the Arab world, such as Egypt, Morocco and Algeria, were also represented. The share of international exhibitors was around 60 percent.


The exhibitors and partners were very satisfied with the course of the two trade fairs:


  • It was nice to be able to experience the EuroTier again as a face-to-face fair after four long years. We came to Hanover with mixed feelings, but can now say that our expectations were exceeded! The DLG has once again succeeded in bringing together many future-oriented pet owners in Hanover and thus creating a positive mood. Particularly gratifying: There were more visitors from other European countries at our stand than expected.”
  • (Bernd Meerpohl, CEO of Big Dutchman AG)

“EuroTier 2022 was a high-quality industry meeting place with many professional expert discussions. GEA Farm Technologies was able to present the many innovations to milk producers from home and abroad.”

(Ulrich Rassenhövel, Senior Director Representative Farm Technologies Division Country Germany, GEA Farm Technologies)

  • Siloking’s trade fair appearance at EuroTier was a complete success. The interest in our company and our product presentations exceeded our expectations. Above all, the high quality of the visitors and the many good conversations show how important the EuroTier is for the international livestock farm.”

(Margit Mayer, Managing Director, Siloking)

  • “Our members are very satisfied with the success of EuroTier 2022. Despite mixed feelings, several member companies absolutely wanted to attend the most important international fair for animal husbandry and animal husbandry. This decision was rewarded. The response was much better than assumed in advance. It is clear that nowhere else can you come into contact with as many agricultural organizations as on the EuroTier. It’s nice that this important industry meeting is so successful.”
  • (Dr. Nora Hammer, Managing Director of the Federal Association of Beef and Pig)
  • “EuroTier plays an important role in our global trade fair appearance. She confirmed the good reputation again in 2022, because once again we met many international customers in Hanover.”

(Yama Olumi, Head of Market Communications Animal Nutrition, Evonik Industries)

  • “Our members are satisfied with the course of EnergyDecentral, and expectations have even been exceeded. After the long corona break, the need for personal exchange on the diverse issues of decentralized energy generation is very great. In the context of the current energy crisis, the importance of decentralized energy systems for resilience and flexibility has also become even more important.”

(Gerd Krieger, Deputy Managing Director VDMA Power Systems)

  • “A great fair that overwhelmed us from the onslaught of visitors and investors. Finally development through the future again.”

(Kunibert Ruhe, Managing Director Ruhe Biogas)


Exhibition offer and specialist information convinced visitors


Visitors were also very satisfied with the exhibition offer (94.1%). In addition to feed and equipment, there was a particular interest in breeding, milking and cooling technology, stable and hall construction as well as husbandry and feeding technology. Around 39 percent of visitors came from abroad. 450 journalists from 32 countries used EuroTier and EnergyDecentral to get an overview of current trends and innovations.


Leading future platform and think tank


The EuroTier’s specialist program was supported by the DLG and numerous partners from industry, science and consulting. In more than 400 events, such as spotlights, conferences and forums, perspectives and concepts were shown that focused on the topics of animal welfare, sustainability and climate protection while at the same time as production efficiency. The simultaneous congress of the Federal Association of Practicing Veterinarians (bpt) offered additional opportunities for cross-industry exchange. The winners of the Innovation Awards showed the innovative strength in the think tanks of the exhibiting companies. The Young Farmers Day with the Young Farmers Party was once again the highly attended meeting place for young farmers and students. This year, the focus was on networking, career planning and discussions about sustainable animal husbandry.


EnergyDecentral: Marketplace for the future of energy supply


Due to the war-related crisis in energy supply, the search for alternative and renewable energy sources has become the focus. EnergyDecentral presented many new ideas of a decentralized energy supply as an industry meeting place, marketplace and innovation show of a future-oriented energy industry. The focus was on an extensive range of decentralized energy sources, such as photovoltaics, agri-photovoltaics, floating PV systems, complete solutions for the anaerobic fermentation of biomass and biogas production and treatment.


New formats convince


  • As part of EuroTier and EnergyDecentral, the “DLG-Agrifuture Concept Winner” was awarded for the first time. With it, DLG honors concepts and visions that are not yet ready for the market, but have potential for the future in its industry.
  • The “Women in Ag Award International” also celebrated its premiere, which is now awarded annually to women with role models for international agriculture.
  • With the new “DLG Agri Influencer Award”, DLG promotes interesting and high-quality agricultural blogs and profiles on social media and presents them to a broad public.
  • Start-ups and creative minds developed their forward-looking ideas in the DLG.Prototype.Club.


Digital specialist program on DLG-Connect


A selection of the trade program of the fair is now available in the media library at www.DLG-Connect.com.


The next EuroTier including the EnergyDecentral and the World Poultry Show will take place from the 12th to the 15th. November 2024 in Hanover.


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