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Important note:

International Congress on the Breeding of Cattle and Pigs has been postponed:

The development and dimension of the Corona pandemic have differed and are still very different around the world. Germany’s Heads of Government (at federal and Länder level) recently agreed a ban on large events which will remain in force until 31 August. Due to the dynamic development, it is, at present, impossible to foresee what the situation will be like in September, either in Germany or in countries on other continents. It is therefore necessary to postpone the International Congress on the Breeding of Cattle and Pigs.
An alternative date still needs to be decided on.

Rescheduling the Congress to a later date will also open up the possibility for an exchange of views on the experiences gathered from and effects produced by the Corona pandemic.

We will keep you up to date on further developments, and on an alternative date in particular, on this homepage.


Save the Date – 22nd-24th September 2020:

Cattle are among the oldest farm animals due to their wide range of uses. Pigs are, in economic terms, one of the most important livestock species in many regions of the world. Farmers have developed a variety of breeds
as well as very different approaches and husbandry systems under greatly varying conditions. In addition to securing food supplies, these animal breeders and keepers increasingly work towards meeting other social
demands worldwide, such as the conservation of biological diversity and man-made landscape, animal welfare and climate change mitigation.

The German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture is the organizer of the

International Congress on the Breeding of Cattle and Pigs

World Conference Center Bonn (Germany)
22 – 24 September 2020

where it will share information with the sector about the latest scientific findings on the breeding and minding of animals, and will provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge and for discussions on important topics for the future identified by academics and practitioners.

We would be delighted to see you at our event.

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