Cremona, 15 December 2020 – The Special Edition of Cremona International Livestock Exhibitions 2020 ended with the online livestock competitions that were broadcast yesterday, December 14th. The dairy cattle competition “Festival della Vacca da Latte” involved about 300 heads of cattle of Holstein, Red Holstein, Jersey and Brown breed judged by Gary Jones and Thomas Ender, Irish and Swiss judges, who chose the champions of all the categories, as well as the absolute champion: Deghi Zenit, a Brown breed cow belonging to the livestock farm Quisti Farm di Quistini Davide from Bergamo.
As to Holstein Breed, the cow elected as champion is Castelverde Goldsun Laura belonging to the livestock farm Quaini Giuseppe Castelverde Holstein from Cremona; the Red Holstein Champion is Masoc Farm Absolute Vienna Red from the livestock farm Guthi di Sambugaro Filippo of Trento, as to Jersey, the champion is C.M.E. Primero Sofy belonging to the livestock farm Rinascente di Lovato R. e C. sas from Mantua.
“Thanks to the great effort and to the courage of the Exhibition staff, together with breeders, companies and sector institutions – said Roberto Biloni, President of CremonaFiere, we managed to realize an innovative online edition of the Exhibition, with a rich events programme and with the new dairy competition called Festival della Vacca da Latte with over 300 heads of cattle of Holstein, Red Holstein, Brown and Jersey Breed from 52 livestock farms all over Italy”.
Judges agree on the excellence of involved cattle. “We saw great animals – said Thomas Ender – . In my long experience as a judge, this was my first online experience. It was harder than onsite judging, since evaluating cows standing one close to the others, really makes the difference. Of course the health emergency has changed the rules of the game, but in this case, the competition could rely on the really high quality of involved heads of cattle”. “The quality of videos was high – replied Gary Jones – and this enabled us to accurately evaluate animals, just like we could have done onsite”.
After concluding the Special Edition of Cremona International Livestock Exhibitions 2020, in the wake of the hashtag #lazootecnianonsiferma (livestock doesn’t stop), CremonaFiere is already working at new initiatives to promote and support the agro-livestock sector in view of 2021 edition that will, hopefully, take place onsite. Among these, international projects are always on the go, thanks to the precious cooperation with Italian Trade Agency, UNIDO ITPO Italy and the Chamber of Commerce Italia Belarus.