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Dominican Dairies Show Interest in U.S. Soy

USSEC recently visited five dairies in the Dominican Republic to provide technical assistance on farm management, replacement heifers, animal health and nutrition recommendations. Carlos Espinosa and Pedro Pablo Lora, USSEC consultants, met with staff from the dairies belonging to the Fedeganorte, Fedegano and Fegasur cooperatives. Espinosa delivered a presentation promoting the use of soy meal in dairy diets to increase milk production and improve performance.
USSEC partnered with the Conaleche National Dairy Program and Guarionex Gell, executive director, to coordinate the visits. The consultants also visited a swine farm to review the management program for replacement gilts, breeding herd, the maternity unit and the weaning area.