SPACE 2022 The international exhibition for animal breeding
Indian delegation in hall 1

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. We made no changes to the basic programme despite the switch to a 3-day format at SPACE. Every year, SPACE hosts a world-class Breed Show with 550 cattle of 13 breeds and 200 sheep and goats of 11 breeds.

>> Consult the full programme of animal presentations in the ring
>> Discover the cattle competitions guide of SPACE 2021


Rouge des Prés and Normandy breeds in the spotlight

This year, SPACE put in the spotlight two cattle breeds from the West of France.

Tuesday is mainly dedicated to beef breeds with a National Rouge des Prés competition. The 80 best animals will be recruited manly from the birthplace of the breed, but Eastern France will also be represented.

On Wednesday, 90 Normande cattle will compete in the National competition. Many animations to highlight the breed's advantages in terms of milk, meat and international development.

Rouge des Prés

European Simmental Challenge and 10 interregional competitions

The Simmental breed will be in highlighted at SPACE 2021 with a European Challenge. The animals will come from France, Germany and Austria. This breed presents on 5 continents combines dairy and meat production, continues to develop in Western France.

Other highly awaited moments, the Prim'Holstein Atlantique competition and the 10 interregional competitions which are a great source of pride for breeders who have an animal selected for SPACE.

The National Bleu du Maine competition will be held on Tuesday 14th September.

European Simmental Challenge

The SPACE 2021 Genomic Elite Sale

New this year, only one heifer per breed will be present at Rennes Parc-Expo. SPACE. All bids will be done on internet and shown on a big screen during the heifers parade on Wednesday 15th September.

Top de la génétique

The catalogue will be available online and bidding will open on September 9.

This year again, with 7 breeds reprensented : Holstein, Normande, Jersey, Pie Rouge, Brown,  Montbéliarde and Simmental, the Genomic Elite Sale is a unique event in Europe. Animals from Germany and Denmark will also be on sale.

>> Discover the full Genomic Elite Sale catalogue