The international ANIMAL TECH Trade Fair for animal production was held from 11th to 14th May 2017 at the Brno exhibition grounds. The show was accompanied by the National Livestock Show, NATUR EXPO BRNO - Sustainable Living in the Countryside, and the National Gamekeeping Exhibition. Both livestock and animal farming technology shows were of high international standard, with participants from 24 countries across the globe. The championships of individual breeds were evaluated by judges from the Netherlands, France, the USA, Belgium, Hungary and Germany. Live animals are an important export article for the Czech Republic. The export volumes amounted to CZK 5 billion in 2016.