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National final of the Hérens race
National final of the Hérens race
National final of the Hérens race
National final of the Hérens race
National final of the Hérens race
National final of the Hérens race
09 May 10 May 2020 Top Event

National final of the Hérens race

Every year the Hérens race breeders and their cows meet at Aproz for the national finals.
The cows of the Hérens race naturally fight to determine the hierarchy within the herd. This behaviour can be observed in summer in the alpine meadows, but also in the course of the queen fights. Eliminatory phases are organized in autumn and in spring in various localities of the region.

The best cows are then qualified for the national grand finale which takes place each year in May at Aproz (Nendaz). The finale has become an unmissable event in the Valais. It represents a common bond between the farmers and the public of here and elsewhere.
Program
Saturday 9 May 2020*
Permanent exhibition of the race throughout the day
08:00 am : opening of the cash desks
09:00 am - 12 noon : eliminatory combats of heifers / general public scoring contest / fair of cows, first calf, bulls
12 noon - 1:30 pm : pause - catering
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm : presentation in the arena, by category, of the finest animals and elections of the Miss Primipara (first-calf heifer), of the Miss multipara and of the Miss of the 100th
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm : presentation of bulls in the arena
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm : proclamation of the results of the general public contest
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm : finals of the heifers
Sunday 10 May 2020*
08:00 am : opening of the cash desks
09:00 am - 12 noon : eliminatory combats Cat. 1-4
12 noon - 1:00 pm : pause - catering
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm : continuation of the eliminatory combats Cat. 1-4
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm : pause
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm : finals Cat. 1-4
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm : finals Queen of Queens
*These timetables may vary according to the duration and the intensity of the fights. Catering all day with local products.
Information
Route de Riddes 1904 Aproz
https://www.finalenationale.ch/fr/
+41 27 289 55 89
info@nendaz.ch
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NENDAZ TOURISME
Route de la Télécabine 1
1997 Haute-Nendaz
+41 27 289 55 89 | info@nendaz.ch
Opening hours :
Mon-Fri | 09:00-12:00 14:00-18:00
Sat | 09:00-12:30 13:30-17:30
Sun | closed