The National Beef Association is leading a UK delegation to
Moscow on June 19-21 to attend the AgroFarm Livestock Exhibition.
Representatives from Northern
Ireland Limousin will travel to Moscow for AgroFarm
AgroFarm 2007 is the major International Exhibition for Animal
husbandry and Breeding in Russia and will provide an outstanding
platform for presenting the benefits and quality of UK livestock
The comprehensive exhibition programme is supplemented by a practical technical
programme aimed at the requirements of emergent Russian agriculture and with
the Russian Ministry of Agriculture's animal production development programme
Collaboration between the exhibition organisers and the Russian Ministry of Agriculture,
Rosagroleasing and Rosselchosbank with national and international trade associations
will gather together important market players from agriculture and commerce.
And this will provide excellent opportunities for networking, particularly for
UK exhibitors who are planning to enter the Russian market for the first time.
Initiated by the Russian President, moves are underway to draft a federal programme
for the development of beef farming in the Russian Federation in the period up
AgroFarm has been selected as one of the platforms to be used by industry experts
to discuss the proposed programme. The Russian Ministry of Agriculture is convening
a conference which will address the key issues of beef cattle breeding and identify
a strategy for the development of this sector.
Already substantial enquiries has been received from Russia for large volumes
of UK livestock, mainly dairy and beef breeding heifers and there is a huge willingness
from livestock farmers in the CIS States to invest - although agreement on an
International Animal Health Certificate which will allow live cattle trading
between Russia and the UK has still to be agreed.
This is why the NBA, along with the British Pig Association believes attendance
at the Exhibition is important because UK representatives need to meet with Russian
officials to discuss the terms of the Certification conditions before trade in
livestock can flow.
Twenty one UK delegates will travel to Moscow including representatives from
the UK Hereford Association, the UK Highland Cattle Society, Norbreck Genetics,
Cattle Genetics UK, Agri-Connect and WKD Consulting, the Northern Ireland Limousin
and Aberdeen Angus Societies and the NI Suffolk and Isle de France Sheep Societies,
LMC, Defra, BPA, MLC and the NBA.
All delegates will be promoting the benefits and quality of UK livestock, their
products, and associated services with the main aim being to establish key business
contacts as well as move negotiations forward regarding the Health Certification
A reception, to be held on June 20 and hosted by the British Embassy in Moscow,
has been organised to provide an opportunity for delegates to discuss business
with UK and Russian dignitaries.
British Pigs Booming at Agrofarm 2007
British Blonde Heifers Exported to Poland
Charolais shipped to Poland