A well-known European livestock show – the Sommet de l’Elevage – is set to take place as per usual this autumn in its base of Clermont-Ferrand, in France.

In a statement on the matter in light of Covid-19, organisers of the livestock show confirmed:

“Given the latest French government announcements, we can confirm that the Sommet de l’Elevage, Europe’s leading livestock show, will be open for business, October 7, 8 and 9, in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

While continuing to monitor the situation, we note the recent progress in the fight to overcome the Covid-19 epidemic in France. As a result of which, the Sommet de l’Elevage will be held on its scheduled dates.

The organisers stressed that they are currently “working hard and hand in hand” with the local and national authorities on the measures that will need to be put in place “to guarantee the health and safety of all our participants”.

“Though these conditions are not final at this point in time, we will, as soon as possible, be informing all our exhibitors and visitors.

“The Sommet will be one of the very few farm shows to be held in Europe this year.

“And this explains why, since the end of the lockdown period, we are taking, every day, more and more stand bookings from new exhibitors,” the Sommet organisers concluded.