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Lhe International Agricultural Show returns for a 60e modifying. The annual assembly on the Porte de Versailles exhibition heart, the place practically 600,000 guests and greater than 1,000 exhibitors are anticipated, begins this Saturday, February 24 and lasts till March 3.

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For 9 days, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., guests and political leaders will have the ability to meet farmers, uncover animals and style native French and worldwide merchandise.

An version positioned below the signal of retrospective and potential

The celebrations of the 60e version shall be a chance to “look back at the remarkable evolution of the show since its beginnings in 1964” with “commemorative events”. A big pictures exhibition is notably on this system.

At the identical time, the organizers guarantee that the occasion could have a “look towards the future” with “presentations of how the agriculture of tomorrow is being prepared today”.

More than 100 official visits are deliberate through the 9 days of the occasion. In addition to that of the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron, a lot of ministers are anticipated, together with Marc Fesneau, in command of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty.

Earpiece, muse of the 60e modifying

Like yearly, a cow and a territory are within the highlight. For this version, Oreillette, a Norman cow, was named muse. Aged 5, she comes from a household breeding farm in Briouze, in Gaec Foucault, in Orne.

Recognizable by her three-color coat, Oreillette is described by her breeders as very calm. Appreciated by breeders for his or her docile aspect, Normandy cows are valued for his or her milk manufacturing. That of Oreillette is notably reworked into Camembert de Normandie and Pont-l’évêque AOP.

Oreillette succeeds Ovalie, a mahogany-dressed Salers cow, mascot of the 2023 version.

Eight animal species introduced on the common agricultural competitors

The common agricultural competitors, a real showcase of biodiversity and French gastronomy, will happen all through the period of the present. Some 2,380 animals, belonging to 378 breeds and greater than 1,440 breeders, shall be introduced collectively. Eight animal species shall be represented: donkeys, cattle, goats, horses, sheep, pigs, canine and cats.

Products may even be rewarded within the common agricultural competitors. In addition to wine, 20 classes shall be represented with a number of new merchandise: sauerkraut, salted butter caramel, non-alcoholic beer and further fig jam from Solliès.

A constitution to keep away from overflows put in place

The organizers need to keep away from excesses linked to alcohol whereas the final version of the present was marked by scenes of consuming. To do that, a code of conduct in addition to a customer and exhibitor constitution have been put in place.

“The images that we saw last year from the first day, from the first Saturday, do not suit us at all. This is not at all the way we want to see the show evolve. This is not what we want to show to the public, whether young or old,” lamented the director of the Agricultural Show, Valérie Le Roy, throughout a press convention.

As indicated Sustainable Infothe organizers will sanction exhibitors who don’t respect the articles of legislation of the Public Health Code, particularly those that proceed to serve clearly drunk folks.

The “thirst removers”, the brokers chargeable for rehydrating guests, may even return to pavilions 3, 5.2 and seven.1. These cellular groups shall be current through the two weekends of the present to distribute free water and lift consciousness concerning the consumption of alcoholic drinks.

An electrical social local weather

This occasion, positioned below the signal of “transmission” and nationwide pleasure, takes place in a context of an agricultural disaster which has solely simply subsided. France has in actual fact skilled a number of weeks of protests marked by freeway blockages, manure spills and even the hearth of a Mutualité sociale agricole constructing in Narbonne.

In this context, the organizers of the present worry the irruption of demonstrators. Arnaud Lemoine, director of Ceneca, the group that owns the occasion, indicated that safety could be introduced “to the maximum” in order that the present remained “a great celebration”.