Havana, Cuba.- The first National Livestock Fair will be held between November 8 and 11 at the Rancho Boyeros Fairgrounds in Havana, according to its organizers.

With the participation of 120 producers from all over the country and with representation from 39 companies, the event aims at raising the livestock culture in the country by favoring experience exchange among the different breeders, said Jorge Echemendia, official of the Livestock Business Group (Gegan).

The official also noted, besides the demonstration and competition of cattle, horses, buffalo and others, there will be debates, workshops and demonstrative clinics related to milking and reproduction of the mass livestock.

The insertion of a competitive event to measure the productive indexes of beef and bovine milk as well as the impartation of a conference on the evolution of cattle ranching in Cuba stand out within the program, the official mentioned.

For his part, Andres Ramirez, researcher at the Pasture and Fodder Institute, explained that several presentations pledge to be of interest to the attendees, among them, the one about advances in assisted reproduction in equines and the importance of protein plants in the animal diet.

The first National Livestock Fair is held under the auspices of Gegan and the Ministry of Agriculture.