The 31st edition of the SOMMET DE L’ÉLEVAGE (LIVESTOCK SHOW) will be held from the 4th to 7th October 2022 in Clermont-Ferrand, France.
Over 1,500 exhibitors, 2,000 animals and almost 100,000 farming industry visitors are expected at this event, recognised as being one of the biggest livestock shows in the world.
The SOMMET DE L’ELEVAGE is a not-to-be missed event for farmers and agri-related industries. It has, over the years, built a solid reputation for the quality of the animals on show, selected for their high genetic value, including beef and dairy cattle, sheep and horses. In total, more than 70 breeds can be found at the SOMMET in judging or on show, the finest in French livestock genetics.
Every year, one of the main beef cattle breeds organises its national championships at the SOMMET.
And this year, it’s the turn of the Charolais breed that will be under the spotlight in the Zenith d’Auvergne ring with 400 of the breed’s best cattle in judging over the 4 days of the show.
Over the years, the SOMMET has established an international reputation as being resolutely turned
to foreign markets and visitors. This year, that will feature Mongolia as the guest of honour, should
see a marked return of many foreign visitors to the show’s aisles.
We must not overlook either that the SOMMET is also a showcase offering a comprehensive product and service offer for every sector of livestock production and farming, and it’s a recognised international
business forum (over 100,000 sales transactions on average are signed each year during the show), plus
a rich source of information with 70 conferences and symposiums proposed during the 4 days of the
show, covering the hot topics in agriculture and the latest farming news.
For this new edition of the SOMMET, the organisers have chosen to place the event under the sign of farm transfer by the older generation and their take-over by new entrants, two major challenges for the renewal of generations and the future of French agriculture.
With 5 months to go before the opening of the SOMMET, Jacques Chazalet, President
of the show, gives his impressions:
«7 months after the last show, the satisfaction and feeling are the same as ever. The SOMMET is now recognised as the not-to-be-missed annual farm show! A record number of exhibitors and visitors are expected this year, mainly due to the new 4-day format, which allows us to accommodate more people with this additional day. And despite the tough context of the last few months, I believe that a crisis does not bring only bad news. A new economic cycle is beginning, more focused on our territory, because France has many advantages to offer in terms of agriculture and breeding. Positives that can be discovered or rediscovered, at the SOMMET DE L’ELEVAGE!”