Sommet De L’Elevage Livestock Show Coming Up in October

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

A 27th Edition that is Looking Extremely Promising

With 1,500 exhibitors from 32 countries occupying 180,000 m² of show space, 2,000 animals and 95,000 visitors from the farming industry, the SOMMET DE L’ELEVAGE is now recognised as a reference among the world’s largest livestock shows.

sommetJudging and animal presentations, technical innovations, business meetings, farmer events and
conferences covering the hot topics in the agricultural world will, as they have for every year, form
an integral part of this year’s event that is already scheduled to be a success.

“The marketing for this year’s show is going very smoothly and the SOMMET will, once again, be fully sold out with over 1,500 exhibitors” claims Fabrice BERTHON, the show’s General Manager. If the SOMMET is in the process of setting a new record in terms of exhibitors, it can also legitimately hope to surpass the symbolic bar of 100,000 visitors over the 3 days of the fair in 2018. “In view of the 95,000 visitors who came to the show in 2017 and the current favourable economic climate in the dairy and beef sectors, the conditions appear favourable for attracting even more visitors this year”.

THE SOMMET in a few figures

  • 95,000 visitors in 2017 of whom 4,500 were international visitors from 85 countries
  • 1,500 exhibitors of whom 300 are international from 32 countries
  • 180,000 m² of show space
  • 78,500 m² of net stand space
  • 2,000 elite animals including all the main livestock breeds
  • 1 auditorium (Zénith d’Auvergne) that will host all the beef cattle judging
  • A varied and profound range of products and services covering every need of the modern livestock farm
  • More than 40 symposiums and conferences
  • An International Business Club for foreign visitors
  • 35 farm and agri-industrial site visits
  • 4 gourmet restaurants

Undisputed world leader in the beef sector and an event that has become a reference for the dairy, sheep and horse sectors, the SOMMET DE L’ELEVAGE is today an exceptional showcase of French knowhow in terms of animal production and genetics.

The Salers breed national championship

In 2018, it’s the turn of the Salers breed to host its national championship over the 3 days of the fair with 400 of the very best animals on show. Today the Salers breed numbers over 223,000 cows found throughout France.

The Simmental breed European championship

Other European Simmental breeders have replied positively to the proposal to organise a breed European championship at the SOMMET DE L’ELEVAGE.

4 countries will be represented: France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland with in total 48 animals in judging. Note too that the livestock from Germany, Austria and Switzerland will be sold in auction at the end of the show.

Of course, all the other main breeds will be equally present with in total more than 2,000 premium animals, rigorously selected to participate in the numerous judging and other livestock presentations.

Conferences and symposiums at the heart of hot farming topics

As every year, the SOMMET will be the theatre for forty conferences dealing with current farming topics, not just involving livestock but also other varied themes.

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If you’re thinking about making the trip to France for this event and want some first hand information about the Sommet from an American who has attended for the past three years, AgNet Media Founder and President Gary Cooper welcomes your inquiries. He can fill you in on the details to make your first Sommet experience both fun and educational. The contacts to be made with other producers and industry people from all over the world is unequaled by any other event. You can email Gary directly at Be sure to write SOMMET INFO in the subject line.