For immediate release
5 May 2020
The South African livestock industry would have gathered for the seventh annual Agri-Expo Livestock and the Groot Plaasproe from Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 October 2020 at Sandringham outside Stellenbosch, but now they will be able to attend interesting online activities anywhere in the country.
In light of the current economic climate, uncertainties about the resumption of events and especially the impact that the coronavirus pandemic will have on companies for a long time to come, Agri-Expo has decided to present all planned events for 2020 virtually. This according to Johan Ehlers, Chief Executive Officer of the agricultural society.
“We have a responsibility to our participants, exhibitors, partners and the public not to contribute to any further uncertainties, therefore we announce this decision early,” says Ehlers. “Following the success of Agri-Expo’s first-ever virtual presentation of the South African Cheese Festival from 25 to 27 April 2020, we believe that we can add a lot of value this year by adding yet more new virtual platforms to entrepreneurs, businesses and agricultural organisations.”
According to Ehlers, the goal of Agri-Expo Livestock is to provide South Africa’s top breeders with a world-standard platform to showcase their animals and market the breeds, but also to engage the youth in various aspects of the agricultural sector. “Training and knowledge transfer form an integral part of the expo, which can virtually also have a big impact,” Ehlers adds.
The full programme will be announced on www.livestock.org.za. For more information, contact Agri-Expo on 021 975 4440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.