Today's day is the last of the 80th Angus Autumn Exhibition, held at the Palermo fairgrounds, with a new format: internal track in the Blue Pavilion and strong presence of the commercial chain of the sector. But it does not seem to be the last exhibition of this type, since from the organization they consider that the format, precisely, is successful.
Strictly speaking, the Autumn Exhibition was organized by the Argentine Association of Angus and La Rural SA and replicated the model adopted in 2022, on the occasion of celebrating the centenary of the entity that brings together the breeders of the recognized meat breed.
"This kind of exposure was consolidated. It is the second exhibition in this format and its success is ratifying that it is a model that is here to stay, "said Carlos Solanet, Commercial Director of La Rural SA, a firm that carries out the operation of the property of the Argentine Rural Society, in the heart of the Palermo neighborhood.
For the photo. The best black female of the Autumn Exhibition
The director recalled that, in the months prior to the arrival of the pandemic, the teams of the Argentine Association of Angus and La Rural SA had begun to work on a celebration for the Centenary of the race. "That's where the project of an exhibition with a different format was born," he said. That format, precisely, included a large indoor track, which clears any weather risk, around which exhibitors, animals, public and stands of companies of the sectoral commercial chain would congregate.
"That model worked. There was great synergy between livestock exhibitors, trade exhibitors, breeders and producers. For La Rural SA it is extremely comfortable to work together with the Argentine Association of Angus and we see that it is a model that will continue over time, "said Solanet. The truth is that the Angus Centenary Exhibition, held in May last year, was a success; it is remembered for having developed on an indoor track, mounted on that occasion in the Yellow Pavilion.
When there is little left for the end of the livestock event, we are already thinking about a new edition. It is that the organization of an exhibition of such magnitude requires planning and anticipation. In that sense, the Commercial Director of La Rural SA said: "We are already working, thinking about a date for next year. Once this edition is over, we will analyze how it came out and what needs to be improved, to start thinking about the next one."
Solanet stressed that what was demonstrated at the 80th Angus Autumn Exhibition "is highly successful", referring to the record in the registration of specimens and the strong presence of herds, breeders and companies in the livestock sector. "The format works and is consolidating this year," he said.
Mother with calf: the great champion Angus colorada.
He also stressed that during the exhibition "there was a dynamic environment of livestock, genetic exchange and synergy between the different parts that make up this chain", and said that – beyond the drought and macroeconomic conditions – "the livestock sector, in a special year, bet very strongly and this exhibition is proof of it. "
The sample format with indoor track, organized together with a livestock association, is unprecedented for La Rural SA. Although Solanet highlighted another unique product: "Our Horses", an event of equestrian activity that has been held for 20 years. "It is an important exhibition with the same format: indoor track, many activities, all the races present and converge the activity, genetics and commercial area, interacting," he said.
The best Angus females
Today was the day of the election of the best pedigree females at the Autumn Angus Exhibition. As it has been happening, the jura, in charge of Javier Ezcurra, was followed with attention by the assistants, who filled the stands and the perimeter of the track.
In the black-haired variety, an intermediate heifer was a great female champion, exhibited by Estancia La Invernada and Carlos Ojea Rullán. The reserved grand champion was a minor heifer, from Los Murmullos cabin. In the case of the red ones, the great champion fell on a heifer major, with her calf at the foot, from the Santa Lucía cabin; and an intermediate calf born in the La Paz cabin was consecrated as a great champion.