On-farm milk processing offers several opportunities and is constantly evolving. As a result, Expocasearia, the Show especially dedicated to equipment, production and marketing systems for milk and dairy products (cheese but also yogurt and ice-cream), never stops growing in importance. Expocasearia is an essential tool to take the best advantage possible from existing innovative opportunities to increase farm profitability.
Over 100 companies exhibit every year the best technologies for small-scale processing, the true added value of milk production chain. A wide range of machinery and equipment are on display, but the most striking items are undoubtedly mini dairies: the protagonists of a growing trend that is involving restaurant service as well. More and more restaurants all over Italy are in fact now equipped with small production labs.
Equipment and machinery for milk processing and cheese making
Transport systems and solutions
Hygiene programs, quality control, microbiology
Along with the exhibition section, Expocasearia offers every year a specific programme of targeted meetings and seminars. How to create a mini-dairy plant? How much does it cost? How about its performance? What can it produce? Who can find it convenient? Agricultural entrepreneurs and restaurateurs understanding the great potential of this sector and wanting to become protagonist of this field are looking for precise answers to these questions. To enter such a dynamic sector, a specific know-how on following topics is needed:
– market trends and future perspectives
Expocasearia is the best place to share accurate and updated information with agricultural entrepreneurs.
Furthermore, in the Special Area Milk Village, the Show also offers practical demonstrations for breeders and visitors in general.
MILK VILLAGE. For the third consecutive year, the Milk Village, a Special Area for technical and technological dairy innovations, offers food for thought and new ideas to develop new business opportunities. In the Milk Village exhibition area it is possible to discover the most innovative systems and solutions for milk production chain through workshops and practical demonstrations organized with the scientific contribution of the most qualified associations, institutions and research centers. The recently established partnership with CREA-FLC surely deserves a special mention. The Lodi-based research centre deals with the dairy chain, in particular with dairy cattle. Fodder systems, breeding techniques and the following impacts on animal physiology and health, quality and safety of milk and dairy products, processing and valorisation of dairy industry by-products and microorganisms are the main focus of its activities.
Cremona International Livestock Exhibitions are the only specialized agro-livestock Exhibition in Italy and one of the most influential at global level. 2016 edition involved:
The International Dairy Cattle Show takes place in the area with the highest concentration of large breeding farms and processing industries. Cremona is right at the heart of the major European agro-livestock sector producing 23% of Italian dairy cattle and 44% of Italian milk. The agroindustrial production of this area is worth 13.8 million euros (16.8% of the national total).
Moreover, CremonaFiere carefully analyzes the market and cooperates with the major institutions and associations of the sector, as well as with exhibitors, to provide professionals with precise answers and efficient solutions.
Nowadays in Italy there are about 4,000 mini-dairies. This technology is more and more popular and its potential is great, above all if we also consider goats, sheep and buffalo milk production. Italy, for example, is world leader for goats, sheep and buffalo cheese exports, with 40% of market shares and a growing trend. Moreover, it is thanks to the mini-dairies of farms that are often targeted to selected international markets that some niche productions can survive. Currently there are over 34,000 breeding farms in Italy with a high concentration in the Po Valley. Considering these figures, it is clear that there is a relevant growth potential.