TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2017 /CNW/ - Visiting Brazilian journalist Sara Kirchhof was impressed by the scale of The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Her visit was part of an international program partly supported by The Royal. The anchor of an agricultural television show spent three days learning about Canadian agriculture. Speaking through an interpreter, the journalist shared her thoughts about The Fair.
"It's impressive to have such a large indoor show in a building like this," Kirchhof comments. "The way it is organized to bring together children and involve them in education about where their food comes from."
Kirchhof applauded the way the public is encouraged to eat healthily, especially children. "I thought it was interesting the way drinking milk is promoted. Milk consumption is going down in Brazil as are the prices for it, so the education here is great."
Brazil has long been a customer for Canadian genetics, but Kirchhof was awed by the size of the cows she saw, so she was interested in learning about what is being done in Canadian genetics. In addition, she was surprised to learn from an Angus breeder that pasture management is not a priority in Canada as it is in Brazil.
In a whirlwind tour of The Royal, Kirchhof was surprised to learn there are goat classes and she thought the bunny hopping competition was amusing. She also had difficulty understanding how such a big agricultural fair could be hosted in the downtown area of a very large city.
"It was good to watch the interaction between men and their animals," Kirchhof commented. "The care given to the animals really stood out for me."
As part of her job in Brazil, Kirchhof organizes tours for the country's farmers. She would like to arrange one for a group of Brazilian farmers to attend The Royal someday. But, she would also like to offer a tour of Brazil for Canadian farmers.
About The Royal:
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is the world's largest combined indoor agricultural and equestrian show. This year, the 95th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair runs November 3 - 12, 2017 at Exhibition Place, Toronto. For competition schedules, live webcasting, results and to purchase tickets, please visit www.royalfair.org.
The Royal is supported in part by the Province of Ontario and City of Toronto.
SOURCE Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
For further information: Karen Poncelet, Marketing Communications and Community Relations Manager, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, 39 Manitoba Drive, Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3, Direct: 416-263-3411 Fax: 416-263-3488