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For Immediate Release:
April 08, 2013
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Merci L. Rodriguez

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The Miami International Agriculture, Cattle & Horse show returns to Tropical Park on April 12-14


The 6th Annual Agriculture, Cattle & Horse (MIACHS) show will return on April 12 through the 14 as Miami-Dade County Commissioner Javier D. Souto hosts this popular event at Tropical Park Ronald Reagan Equestrian Center, 7900 SW 40th Street. The event, which attracts more than 60,000 visitors a year from over 24 countries, features a cattle auction, equestrian shows, and local agriculture vendors.

MIACHS was created by Commissioner Javier D. Souto, who was looking to promote Miami’s agricultural industry to the rest of the country and the world. After partnering with Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces, this event has expanded dramatically over the last 6 years, making Miami-Dade an international gateway in agri-business between Florida, the Southeastern U.S., and Latin America. In its sixth year, representatives from over 24 countries from several continents take part in this event. In addition, cattle breeders from over 18 states have showcased over a dozen breeds of cattle at the show. The Florida Cattlemen’s Association awarded MIACHS status as one of five Premier Point Shows in Florida, and the event has also been recognized for three years by the American Brahman Breeders Association as a point show.

Miami is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, attracting over 12 million visitors annually. It is truly a “Gateway of the Americas,” functioning as one of the world’s most important centers of commerce, finance, and corporate headquarters. With MIACHS, Miami is making its mark in agricultural business on a global scale.

This year, MIACHS will carry on its successful international live auction for cattle genetics, known as the “Magic City Sale,” which is simulcast internationally via the internet. The event will also feature an international equine auction featuring Paso Fino, Andalusian, Quarter Horses and Peruvian Paso Fino Horses.   

“The success and growth of the Agriculture, Cattle & Horse Show has been astounding. Miami has become a new market for seedstock producers and purebred cattle exhibitors to do business,” said Commissioner Souto. “Industry professionals are realizing Miami has more to offer than world-famous tourism; we’ve definitely become increasingly competitive in agri-business, particularly in beef cattle shows. Miami presents an opportune geographical location to strongly sustain a viable international business community.”

For more information, please visit www.miamicattleshow.com.

Who:
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Javier D. Souto
Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces
What:
6th Annual Miami International Agriculture, Cattle & Horse Show
When:
April 12, 2013
Where:
Tropical Park - Ronald Reagan Equestrian Center
7900 SW 40th Street
Miami, FL
Editor's Note:
Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14, 2013