SPACE 2023 from 12 to 14 September
SPACE alleys

Animal presentations at SPACE

A showcase for genetics

Top of Genetics at SPACE

Livestock presentations and competitions are traditionally featured throughout the days of the Expo. As of last year, SPACE takes place over three days but the basic format of the usual programme of presentations and competitions remains unchanged. Every year, SPACE hosts a world-class Breed Show with 550 cattle of 13 breeds and 200 sheep and goats of 11 breeds.

The Blond d’Aquitaine breed in the spotlight

Tuesday is mainly dedicated to beef breeds, notably with the Blond d'Aquitaine National Challenge.

For its National Competition, there are 80 animals recruited mainly from the birthplace of the breed, but Eastern France will be also represented. This breed will be showcased in the main ring starting at 12.45 pm.

The breed continues to thrive, especially in Western France. The number of animals from this breed has practically quadrupled over the past 30 years.

Alongside the competition, there will be a beef cattle auction. Breeding stock will also be entered in the Genomic Elite auction.

Blond d Aquitaine
Blond d Aquitaine presentation

The Jersey dairy breed in the spotlight

During the afternoon, there are 64 Jersey cattle will compete in the National Competition.

In addition to the competitions, breed officials are planning an international event by hosting the European Jersey Forum and members from the World Jersey Cattle Bureau.

Numerous events and conferences will be organised to showcase the Jersey breed advantages in terms of milk, as well as its adaptability, longevity and development in other countires.

Jersiais National Competition

Other long-awaited moments

The animals presentations 2022 will begin on Tuesday with 5 meat breeds in a interregional competition then successively the interregional Simmental competition followed by the Montbéliard one. Wednesday will begin with interregional Normand and French Brown competitions.

The Prim'Holstein Atlantique competition at SPACE, which is now a key European event, will take place on Thursday. The Swiss judge Marc-Henri Guillaume will officiate.

The Ile de France sheep breed presented in a national competition on Tuesday. It will be an opportunity to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its official creation.

Prim Holstein Atlantique competition

The SPACE 2022 Genomic Elite Sale

A unique event in Europe, the new 2022 format will present cattle in the ring for both in-person and online visitors. 

The 9 represented breeds: Holstein, Normande, Jersey, Pie Rouge, French Brown, Montbéliard, Simmental, Blond d'Aquitaine and Limousin promise a nice presentation of the quality and diversity of French cattle rearing. There will be the presence of at least one heifer per breed.

And for the first time anywhere in the world, Holstein, Pie Rouge and Normand heifers will be evaluated using single step genomics which set to become the international standard in the coming years.

>> Catalog of the SPACE 2022 Genomic Elite Sale

Genomic Elite Sale