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Berger Animal Show: Frankfurt agriculture presented in colorful diversity

05.09.2023 | 11:39 Clock | Citywhispers
Berger Animal Show: Frankfurt agriculture presented in colorful diversity

On Tuesday, the heart of Bergen-Enkheim opened to hundreds of visitors at the invitation of the Frankfurt Economic Development. After a three-year break, the popular Berger Animal Show took place there again on the edge of the Berger Market. As every year on the first Tuesday in September, representatives of Frankfurt's agriculture proudly presented their products and farm animals. Many visitors took the opportunity to talk to the local farmers.

The Berger Animal Show once again underlined the relevance of agriculture for the region. City Councilor Annette Rinn opened the event together with Dr. Alexandra Weizel, the local chief of Bergen-Enkheim, the deputy district farmer Axel Schmitt and the cider queen "Lea the I." in front of numerous political and social guests. In her welcoming address, she emphasized the importance of the Berger Tierschau for the city of Frankfurt am Main and the opportunity for exchange between the city's population and agriculture.

The visitors were given a comprehensive insight into the diversity and extent of Frankfurt's agriculture on a tour of the Berger Tierschau. With about 3,000 hectares of actively farmed land, agriculture occupies a significant portion of the city's territory, especially in Bergen-Enkheim and Nieder-Erlenbach.

The size of Frankfurt's agricultural sector is often underestimated. A total of 36 full-time and 33 part-time farmers cultivate the agricultural land, often in the third or fourth generation. They help ensure that high-quality regional products are available in Frankfurt and contribute to the well-being of the city's society through direct marketing and leisure activities.

The Berger livestock show has a long tradition in Frankfurt am Main and was first mentioned in the municipal register in 1728, at that time as the Berger livestock market. Since 1974, after the incorporation of Bergen-Enkheim, the livestock market became a livestock show with awards from national exhibitors and breeders. The city of Frankfurt am Main has always supported the event financially and organizationally. In 2011, the District Livestock Show finally became the Berger Livestock Show, which focuses on exhibitors, breeders and producers from Frankfurt. Councilwoman Rinn is pleased every year anew to experience this piece of Frankfurt country life in Bergen-Enkheim.

Photo: f.l.t.r.: Axel Schmidt (deputy district farmer), "Lea the I." (cider queen), Councilwoman Annette Rinn (Department for order, safety, fire protection), Dr. Alexandra Weizel (Ortsvorsteherin Bergen-Enkheim) - © Wirtschaftsförderung Frankfurt

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