On the first day of the fair, Flanders' most beautiful cows will compete against each other during the dairy cattle competition in hall 8. The 120 registered Flemish pedigree animals must first pass the production standards.
Patrick Gubelmann from Switzerland will act as a jury member for the black-and-white dairy cows, and Harm Albring from the Netherlands is the executioner for red-and-white dairy cows. The finalists of 'Kijk op Judging' will judge along with the jury members.
Following the competition, a workshop will take place in the ring in which jury member Harm Albring will explain the value and importance of a good construction of the frame, a good udder and best legs in dairy cows, based on three cows.
The pinnacle of Flemish breeding with Belgian white blue will participate in Ghent with the most beautiful female cattle born in Flanders. 25 beef farmers registered with a total of 70 animals.
The animals will be judged by a jury composed of three members: the Flemish white-blue breeder Vincent Vanopdenbosch, as well as the Walloon breeders Laurent Leleux and Manu Laruelle. They will judge each section in pairs.
The Blonde d'Aquitaine variety has clearly been on the rise in Flanders in recent years. This was also proven by the success of the first edition of this competition, now 4 years ago. The breed is especially prized for its superior meat quality, even in old age. The cows with their calves are kept in herds and a breeding bull is often used for natural covering.
Organizer BDAV wants to continue working on the promotion of this special variety with the second edition of this competition.
After the success of the official stallion selections during the past editions of Agriflanders, BMP is now organizing the Winterfunshow for the first time.
This competition is all about FUN with the horse! The concept itself is not new, but it is the very first time that BMP organizes such an event. To keep it pleasant and fun for the horses, the horses may not be shaved for the quality series! Otherwise, the horses will have to go through the rest of the winter without their thick, natural winter coat.
On Saturday, January 14, the Belgian StudBook of the Shetland Pony will organize its national championship. The best ponies from all over the country compete to win the coveted championship title in the various categories (stallion/mare) and sizes (from large to super-mini). Mirror Mirror on the wall…? It promises to be exciting!
The Flemish Championships for rams and ewe lambs will once again be organized for the most important dairy and meat sheep breeds.
In addition, at the stand of KHV (Kleine Herkauwers Vlaanderen) you will once again find an extensive exhibition that offers the visitor a complete overview of the many recognized sheep and goat breeds and their most typical characteristics. Here, both professional and hobby growers can look for the most suitable genetics for their business or hobby.
The Belgian Draft Horse remains our public favorite number one at all kinds of events. The cream of it will be shown again on Sunday afternoon at Agriflanders.
Agriflanders takes place in Flanders Expo in Ghent, one of the largest event complexes in Belgium and located just next to the E40.
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