From forage-feeding robots to automatic brushing of cows’ hooves, Europe’s farm equipment companies are offering hundreds of new ideas to improve efficiency on the farm
by NORMAN DUNN
November was show time for farmers in northern Europe with two major farm events – EuroTier in Germany and Denmark’s Agromek exhibition – vying to attract international exhibitors, world-beating farm and livestock innovations and, naturally, paying visitors from all over the continent.
This winter, EuroTier drew 1,800 exhibitors from 46 different countries. Some 240 exhibits were registered as completely new ideas for farming and around 130,000 visitors from more than 80 countries came to enjoy the fun.