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Sommet de l’Elevage

Tous les ans en octobre à Clermont Ferrand
Tous les ans en octobre à Clermont Ferrand - Crédit : Sommet de l’Elevage

 A professional trade show specializing in herbivore livestock farming

Located in the heart of the Massif Central, in the largest beef cattle region in Europe, the SOMMET DE L’ELEVAGE is one of the biggest animal production trade shows in the world.

The show specializes in herbivore farming (beef and dairy cattle, sheep and horses), and has become a must-attend event in the livestock industry calendar, especially for actors in the beef production chain.

The 3-day SOMMET DE L’ELEVAGE event, held in Clermont-Ferrand in the first week of October every year, plays host to over 2,000 specimens of top-class genetic value from over 60 breeds (1,300 cattle from 22 breeds, 400 sheep from 26 breeds, 300 horses from 16 breeds).

 A must-attend forum for information and business dialog

Its Europe-wide reach, 1,200 exhibitors and 150,000 m² of exhibition space make the SOMMET DE L’ELEVAGE a heavyweight business forum. The event provides a comprehensive offer for every subsector in the livestock industry: genetics, animal feed, health and hygiene, livestock handling and milking equipment, buildings and farm facilities, agricultural machinery, and more.

The programme also schedules numerous technical conferences and events every year, which means the SOMMET is also a must-attend forum for news and views on the latest issues in the livestock business: technological innovations, livestock management techniques and systems, trends in the farming markets, and more.

 VIP reception services for international visitors

Since the first edition back in 1992, the success of the SOMMET DE L’ELEVAGE has continued to grow, with recent editions counting 75,000-plus professional visitors. On top of free entry, the SOMMET’s 2,500 international visitors, from 60 countries in all four corners of the globe, also get to benefit from VIP reception services:

  • an International Business Club run by ADEPTA, offering a friendly reception and services space dedicated exclusively to the international visitor community.
  • over 20 tours to farms and agribusiness centres catering specifically for international visitors, with French specialists and interpreters on hand to facilitate guidance and dialogue over all 3 days
  • services for organizing business meetings with exhibitors, guided tours of the show...

Key figures

  • 3-day exhibition
  • 15 hectares of exhibition space
  • 2,000 specimens of top-class genetic value
  • 1,300 specimens of 22 breeds of cattle
  • 400 specimens of 26 breeds of sheep
  • 300 specimens of 16 breeds of horse
  • 1,200 exhibitors
  • 75,000 professional visitors
  • 2,500 international visitors
  • 20 tours out to livestock farms and agribusiness technical centres
  • 25 technical-focus conferences


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