This week we have been flying the flag for British Wagyu at Euro Tier in Hannover. There have been 1,700 exhibitors from 53 different countries. A huge range of products have been exhibited, providing a great opportunity to see how we can improve things on farm. We have also connected with farmers and other industry professionals promoting the Wagyu breed in Europe.
One of the trip highlights has been sharing the stand with a great group of British Livestock Representatives. Together we have been flying the flag for British Livestock in the following categories:
- Wyndford Wagyu (British Wagyu)
- Wagyu Breeders Association
- Hereford Association
- Limousin Association
- Angus Association
- Suffolk Sheep Association
- British Pig Association
- Scawfell Genetics
- UK Sires
- Export Certification Limited
It has been great to learn more about the above companies and how we can continue to work together to promote British produce. A highlight for the trip for me was meeting with Rob Grinnall, Veterinary Consultant for the Export Certification Limited. He provide us at Wyndford Wagyu and other European livestock owners with an insightful update regarding the export of live animals from the UK into Europe. Below is his summary of the event:
“Interest at EuroTier in British livestock was strong, with enquiries about embryos, semen and live animals. Frustrated in part by the lack of a border control post for ferries taking animals from the UK to mainland Europe. However the demand for the quality animals that we have on offer remains high. Work within UK ECP is ongoing for export agreement with new markets around the world”.