CAHE 2021 exhibition: innovative breeding technology attracts attention
Bigger than ever, the 19th China Animal Husbandry Expo (CAHE) was held May 18-20, 2021 in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China. Big Dutchman, recognized as one of the world’s leading suppliers of equipment for eggs, poultry and pigs, once again attended this show with a large booth as shown in the virtual tour linked here. The company’s innovative technology drew an impressive number of industry executives, experts and entrepreneurs to Big Dutchman China’s booth. Some of the latest developments from the German headquarters were presented to the public for the first time.
After the opening ceremony on May 19, Ma Youxiang, Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China, and Hu Qiang, Vice Governor of Jiangxi Province, accompanied by Li Xirong, Chairman of the Association Chinese Animal Agriculture Organization (CAAA), and other organizers, came to Big Dutchman’s booth.
Guests were greeted by Walter Benz, President of Big Dutchman China, and Edison Liu, Marketing Director of BD China.
Ma Youxiang said he was familiar with Big Dutchman and highly praised the international company for its contribution to the transformation and modernization of the livestock industry in China. He also expressed his hope that Big Dutchman would play an important role in the digital, smart and sustainable development of the livestock industry with continuous innovation.
The theme of the 19th CAHE exhibition was “Transformation and innovation for development, quality and efficiency for safety”. Closely related to this theme, a wide variety of state-of-the-art equipment and management concepts from around the world were presented at the show, including turnkey solutions for egg, poultry and pork production. Big Dutchman’s innovative and technical achievements in smart breeding, animal welfare, environmental protection and waste treatment were highlighted.
Several of the latest smart breeding solutions were presented to the public for the first time at the show, including
- Barny, a barn robot that improves the efficiency of alternative egg production systems and effectively prevents eggs from the ground;
- ChickenBoy, an analytical robot that helps chicken farmers monitor broilers for greater production efficiency and improved animal welfare;
- WeightCheck, a system that determines the average weight of fattening pigs with a camera and artificial intelligence.
It’s worth mentioning that Big Dutchman released BFN Fusion at this show for the first time and globally. BFN Fusion is considered an important step in the digitalization of agriculture. The system integrates data from all stages of production and all aspects of the value chain, including feed mills, slaughterhouses, hatcheries, feed silos, etc., and effectively consolidates data across ERP systems for centralized management of production data.
Other exhibits at the Big Dutchman stand also attracted large numbers of visitors looking for a consultation, such as a Natura cage-free aviary system for layers, the ActiWel welfare farrowing pen [Video], manure treatment systems and air cleaning and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions.
In addition, a duck egg production management system made its first appearance at this show. The system borrows some automatic functionality from the layer systems, dramatically improving the use of duck houses while reducing management efforts. It is also conducive to the prevention and control of epidemic diseases.
According to statistics, CAHE 2021 has attracted more than 1,400 companies as exhibitors. The number of stands reached over 8,200, with an exhibition area of ââover 165,000 square meters. Around 240,000 visitors, including buyers and the professional public, entered the exhibition halls. It was the largest trade show in CAHE’s history in terms of scale, growth rate, number of exhibitors and