Animal competitions at SPACE

A world-class genetics hub

Top de la génétiqueEvery year, around 700 animals are exhibited at SPACE, selected for their high genetic value: 

- 550 cattle from 13 breeds: Prim'Holstein, Limousine, Normande, Montbéliarde, Charolaise, Salers, Pie Rouge, Jersey, Swiss Brown...

- 200 sheep and goats from 11 breeds: Ile-de-France, Mouton Vendéen, Suffolk, Charollais, Bleu du Main, Texel...

In 2019, SPACE will host a Pie Rouge breed European Challenge and a Salers breed National Festival.

TUESDAY: the beef breeds events

Five beef breeds (Charolais, Rouge des Prés, Parthenais, Limousin and Blonde d'Aquitaine) will be in interregional competitions.

The Salers breed will then be featured in a National competition. The 70 best animals in the breed will be competing. The animals will be recruited mainly from the birthplace of the breed, but Eastern and Western France will also be represented.

WEDNESDAY: the Pie Rouge European Challenge, interregional competitions and a high quality multi-breed auction

60 Normand, 12 French Brown, 12 Jersey and 45 Pie Rouge cattle will be on show in the ring.

For the 1st Pie Rouge European Challenge, animals from the Netherlands and Germany are expected.

At 4.30 pm, genotyped animals of 7 different breeds will be offered for sale.

THURSDAY : Prim’Holstein Atlantique Competition

After the Prim'Holstein France Challenge in 2018, we will be hosting the Prim'Holstein Atlantique competition. The Prim'Holstein competition at SPACE is now a key event at the European level for all breed enthusiasts.

The Grand Champion will be declared at the end of the afternoon.

The highly regarded Swiss judges, Pascal Henchoz and Martin Kipfer, will officiate.

FRIDAY:  Dairy Breed Event and parade of prize-winners

The interregional competitions of the Montbéliarde and Simmental breeds will take place on Friday.

A horse presentation by the Brittany Horse Council is also planned.

The Show will end with a parade of all the cattle that have won prizes during the week.

<a href="http://www.space.fr/EN/livestock-presentations.aspx " style="font-size: 25px;" tabindex="0">Discover the detailed program of the animal comptetions.