The famous french fair SPACE took place from the 10th to the 13th of September 2019 in Rennes / France. With 1,400 exhibitors from 42 countries and 105,318 visitors, including 14,706 international from 122 countries, SPACE is one of the world's leading fairs in the livestock industry. Over 700 animals were exhibited, including 550 animals from 13 different cattle breeds.
Fleckvieh was represented by Simmental France and it’s international partners, among them GGI-SPERMEX for Germany.
In addition to 10 Fleckvieh cows exhibited near the booth this time a 3 month old raffle calf attracted a lot of attention. As last year, 2 F1 crossbred cows Holstein x Fleckvieh provided a good basis for some very interesting conversations.
The French Fleckvieh cows competed against each other on Friday, September 13th. The judge was the former "Simmental France" technician Samuel Bouhin, who now works for Simmental and Montbéliard at EVAJURA.
The winner of the young cow classes was MARMOTTE (Barnum x Tombois) bred on the farm GAEC Breizh Simm (56). She was not only the champion of the young cows but also won the beef competition and – at the end – was selected Grand Champion. Champion of the older cows was the cow SANTANA (Wal x Vidor) of the farm GAEC de Coat Sec'h (22) with 6 calves. She also was selected udder champion.