Read the conference program, that was presented on this years fair, below.

Talk by Peter Arendt, the man behind the Danish company minAGRO

What can we expect of meat prices? What can we expect of feed prices and what are the prospects for the global economy? Not only has the trade war between the United States and the rest of the world, and with China in particular, created uncertainty on worldwide stock and currency markets. It has also brought about large fluctuations in meat prices as well as in crop and feed prices. What can we expect of developments in the price of animal production? What developments should we expect in crop and feed prices, in both the short and long term? In this talk, I will also discuss prospects for currency, raw materials and the stock market.

Talk by Ole Skovbøll Jensen, Customer Manager at Agro-Cura.

Danish agriculture operates in a global world in which countless external factors affect and increase the risks faced by agricultural enterprises. In this talk, we will be focusing on how farmers can achieve a risk overview and on the risk management tools they have at their disposal.

Talk by Marianne Christiansen, Kjargaarden


Electronic ear tags for slaughter pigs and a weighing system. How should I use the data from individual pigs, both on a daily basis and to analyse the herd? There is potential and opportunities that you won’t have thought about if you take data from individual pigs, even slaughter pigs. For 18 months, I have been working with electronic ear tags as part of our slaughter pig production and believe this is the way we should go. 

Talk by Marianne Christiansen, Kjargaarden


Electronic ear tags for slaughter pigs and a weighing system. How should I use the data from individual pigs, both on a daily basis and to analyse the herd? There is potential and opportunities that you won’t have thought about if you take data from individual pigs, even slaughter pigs. For 18 months, I have been working with electronic ear tags as part of our slaughter pig production and believe this is the way we should go. 

Talk by Ole Green, founder and managing director of Agrointelli

In present years, agriculture is not only challenged on the bottom line, but also in terms of access to foreign labour, environmental requirements in the form of spray restrictions, requirements for the efficient use of nitrogen and a climate that will become more changeable. Meanwhile, the intelligent use of agronomy and new technologies provide exciting opportunities to respond to these challenges. Some technologies are already on the market, while others will be making their way in over the years ahead. Work also needs to be done on soil fertility and sustainability, where erosion and soil compaction are some of the threats we face. There is a great deal of potential in new technologies, but existing technologies can also be optimised. Find out more at NutriFair with Ole Green, founder and managing director of Agrointelli and professor in sustainable land use at Aarhus University.

13.30-14.00 // THE IDEA OF 365FarmNet
Talk by Klaus-Herbert Rolf.

This talk will be held in English
Agriculture is becoming increasingly complex, in particular with regard to the increasing number of requirements and the need to provide documentation for the authorities. It is scarcely possible for a farmer to keep on top of all of this with conventional means.

This is where 365FarmNet comes into its own. This comprehensive FMIS with which you can manage your business from manufacturer to every branch of the industry in a single program. It offers the farmer a comprehensive system solution that links individual operational areas closely and intelligently and improves operational processes through intelligent data evaluations.

Talk by analysts Jens Kornbeck and Jens Scherning, Agro-Cura

In 2018, the US central bank pursued a very aggressive monetary policy with several interest rate increases, which led to a shutdown of bank note printing in Europe and produced an extremely volatile stock market. We now face a new calendar year; one in which global recovery has the potential to break records in the long term. This talk will look at financial market trends, including real estate and land prices and at what we can expect from the market after almost 10 years of economic recovery.

Talk by Nicolai Fog Hansen, Smartfarming.

Digitalisation has become an ever-present point for debate, but there is far less discussion what it actually means and how it can be practised as a daily routine. This talk will aim high and low. Where are we heading? What will it mean for our industry? Which trends will affect us? That said, there will be focus on how digital agriculture is practised in many areas, the benefits reaped by other farmers, the difficulties involved and, not least, what it takes to get off to a good start.

Talk with Christina Boutrup, journalist, author and speaker. 

China is on the verge of overtaking the United States as the largest world economy and the conversion from “Made in China” to “Made by China” is well underway. The Chinese school system is still best known for producing well-disciplined “robots”, but innovation is flourishing and Chinese companies have begun in earnest to take market share from Western companies. Despite censorship and state control, Chinese technology companies have proven to be at the cutting edge of new digital business models and, among other things, are now global leaders in drones, finetech, e-commerce, social media and, most likely in the near future, artificial intelligence. Learn what is driving innovation in the world’s new superpower and what the implications are for Danish agriculture.

10.30-11.00 // THE WORLD, AS SEEN BY DLG
Talk by Jesper Pagh, DLG

In his talk, Jesper Pagh will tell you about DLG's view about how world markets for raw and agricultural products will develop in the future and the opportunities this will offer Danish farmers and companies like DLG.

Talk by Jørgen P. Jensen, global journalist at the journal “Effektivt Landbrug” (“Effective Agriculture”)

A new, gigantic market for both Danish agricultural goods and Danish agro-industry is expected to emerge in the near future in India, the largest agricultural nation in the world. Many in Danish agriculture consider India a booming market, in the same way as China was 15 years ago.

Japan is, by way of contrast, one of Danish agriculture’s most well-established and lucrative markets, where high value consumers are demanding even more agricultural produce from Denmark.

This year, the journal Effektivt Landbrug has been on reporting assignments in India, Japan and other countries all over the world, and this talk will present an overall assessment of the global opportunities for Danish agriculture in the years ahead. 

Talk by Steen Hildebrandt

“The Global Goals” is becoming a familiar name for the 17 goals for sustainable global development. These goals were adopted by the United Nations in September 2015 and concern all people in all countries.

What is the background to these goals? How do these goals affect Denmark and Danish agriculture? Has Denmark almost fulfilled these goals? Aren’t these goals mostly a matter for developing countries. In his lecture, Steen Hildebrandt will talk about these issues and suggest reflection upon how the individual family and enterprise can and must relate to these sustainable development goals.

Talk by Andrea Oddershede, Special parks and environmental consultant. 

“More nature! Better nature! Yes please! Many farmers have a particular affinity with nature and are therefore interested in its continued existence, while ensuring that there is still space for production.

Listen to how you can improve things for nature on your farm and what actions you can take without restricting your production. The speakers will talk about specific environmental measures that invite flora, bird life, bees and butterflies into the farm and about how farmers can make a difference and how they can benefit by doing so.”

Talk by assistant professor Sanne Østergaard Nielsen, Agronomist 

Agriculture is one of the major managers of the earth's resources. This means that we have a responsibility for the balance between the economy, natural resources and ethically responsible production.
Working with a circular economy ensures better management of the world's resources, while at the same time giving companies new economic opportunities. This requires an action-oriented effort towards better branding, supplier management, certification and documentation.

Listen to how Aarhus Business Academy considers sustainability and circular economy as a means to creating a new business model which is futureproof and will provide a positive bottom line in terms of economy, the environment and social responsibility. 

Talk by the Frej Think-Tank.

“Sustainability”, “Vegetarians”, “UN Global Goals”. These words are all familiar, but all this sustainability and development can sometimes sound rather city-dwellerish and part of a different reality. But what does sustainable development really mean for you as a farmer? What can you learn from city dwellers? And how do you make sustainability part of your reality? Meet Morten Lagstrøm and Iben Krog Rasmussen from the Frej Think-Tank at NutriFair on Thursday and find out more about a more sustainable future for Danish agriculture.

Talk by Peter Tanev, Meteorologist at TV2’s Weather Forecast

Peter Tanev talks about why the climate is changing and what will happen to our climate and weather in the future.

Issues discussed will include a look ahead at the extreme weather that is likely to faced by agriculture and a look at weather and climate conditions that may already have changed and that will become more extreme in the future. 

Click here to read about the Bio conference as well as the program at NutriFair 2019.

The conference took place from 10.00 to 18.00 on Wednesday 16 January at MESSE C Fredericia at the fair’s Bio Energy zone in hall D.