The hunting exhibition and alternative livestock farming, another option for visitors to the fair
The ship has nine cantilevers, 19 stands, an exhibition hall and a souvenir shop.
David Apolo García
The hunting and alternative livestock exhibition hall has reopened its doors during the 2022 International Livestock Fair to offer all types of hunting birds, pets, products for their care and maintenance, crafts and spaces for awareness and commitment to endangered species of extinction.
The ship has nine canopies, 19 stands and an animal world exhibition hall with a souvenir shop. Hunting enthusiasts and lovers and the general public come to see the news, buy items or place orders.
«We are dedicated to partridge with demand, we are from Jaén and we have many clients from Extremadura. The fact that we are present in Zafra makes it easier for them to collect the orders they give us,” explains María López, in charge of one of the stands.
Canaries, turtles, hamsters, rabbits, fish and other domestic species are exhibited as an alternative, becoming one of the attractions for the public. “The little ones are delighted with our pets, mainly families come,” says Mariflor, another of those responsible for a business on the ship. However, she highlights that, due to the economic crisis and the rise in prices, “the majority only look, but do not buy, it is difficult in these times for them to consume,” she considers.
As a complement to the livestock world, there are businesses that offer artisan products such as clothing and footwear in leather and leather, hunting items, jewelry, or animal food. Carlos, manager of a store specializing in horse riding, points out that “the first days of the fair have gone well, Sunday was the best day”, although he believes that “the fair has become a market, the livestock sheds are half full and many leave before it ends. “That affects us merchants because without animals, we don’t sell.”
On the other hand, several associations see a good showcase to offer information to the public about their work and the possibility of attracting members. This is the case of the Association of Extremadura Blue Chicken Breeders (ACGEXA) whose objective is to find people committed to raising this breed and being able to maintain it, since it is a species in danger of extinction. “It is an animal that is crossed very easily and so if people do not commit to raising them in purity, they will end up becoming extinct,” says Juan Luis Gala, vice president of the association. «During these days of the fair we are making many partners who are going to get involved in pr